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IDS Bulletin 37.6

Finding the Spaces for Change: A Power Analysis

Published on 1 November 2006

Around the world, new spaces and opportunities are emerging for citizen engagement in policy processes, from local to global levels. Policy instruments, legal frameworks and support programmes for promoting them abound.

Yet, despite the widespread rhetorical acceptance, it is also becoming clear that simply creating new institutional arrangements will not necessarily result in greater inclusion or pro-poor policy change. Rather, much depends on the nature of the power relations which surround and imbue these new, potentially more democratic, spaces.

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Gaventa, J. (2006) Finding the Spaces for Change: A Power Analysis. IDS Bulletin 37(6): 23-33

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John Gaventa

Research Fellow and Director, Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) programme

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authors
Gaventa, John
journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 37, issue 6
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2006.tb00320.x
language
English

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