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IDS Bulletin Vol. 31 Nos. 4

From Users and Choosers to Makers and Shapers

Published on 1 October 2000

Summaries This article explores approaches to participation in social policy, setting them within broader debates on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Drawing on studies of participation in a range of social policy arenas in the North and South, it explores the implications of a shift from a focus on clients or consumers of social policies as users and choosers to a more active engagement of citizens as agents in the making and shaping of the social policies that affect their lives.

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Cornwall, A. and Gaventa, J. (2000) From Users and Choosers to Makers and Shapers . IDS Bulletin 31(4): 50-62

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