Using a power lens on all our work, we examine popular forms of contestation in particular of non-elites.
We seek to pioneer new ways of working with community, activist, academic and professional co-researchers from both the global North and South, using qualitative, ethnographic and action research.
The Power and Popular Politics Cluster focuses on:
- Critically engaging with voice, accountability and citizenship in conventional and newer spaces, including the interface between the online/offline
- Exploring through a post-civil society lens organised and non-organised, violent and peaceful social and political action and unruliness
- Redressing intersecting inequalities with groups rendered invisible by systems of governmentality
- Investigating the mechanisms of social change arising from global crises and local responses seen through a moral economy lens.