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dc.contributor.authorCornwall, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorRobins, Steven
dc.contributor.authorLieres, Bettina von
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-18T13:21:06Z
dc.date.available2011-05-18T13:21:06Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.citationCornwall, A. Robins, S. and von Lieres, B (2011) 'States of Citizenship: Contexts and Cultures of Public Engagement and Citizen Action', IDS Working Paper , Brighton 363: IDSen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978 1 85864 980 3
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/879
dc.description.abstractDrawing on case studies from the Citizenship Development Research Centre, this paper contends that mechanisms aimed at enhancing citizen engagement need to be contextualised in the states of citizenship in which they are applied. It calls for more attention to be focused on understanding trajectories of citizenship experience and practice in particular kinds of states. It suggests that whilst efforts have been made by donors to get to grips with history and context – such as DFID’s Drivers of Change analyses or Sida’s Power Studies – less attention has been given to exploring the implications of the dissonance between the normative dimensions of global narratives of participation and accountability, and the lived experience of civic engagement and the empirical realities of ‘civil society’ in diverse kinds of states. By exploring instantiations of citizenship in different kinds of states, the paper reflects on what citizen engagement comes to imply in these contexts. In doing so, it draws attention to the diverse ways in which particular subject-positions and forms of identification are articulated in the pursuit of concrete social and political projects.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studies (UK)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Working Paper;363
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdf
dc.subjectParticipationen_GB
dc.subjectPolitics and Power
dc.titleStates of citizenship: contexts and cultures of public engagement and citizen actionen_GB
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://www.ntd.co.uk/idsbookshop/details.asp?id=1223en_GB
dc.identifier.blds324943


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