Top book recommendations from our team...

Members of the Participation Team at IDS were recently asked for their "top book of all time on participation".  Each week we'll feature one person’s top book.  This week it’simage of stack of books the turn of Robert Chambers who’s chosen...

Andrea Cornwall’s edited book The Participation Reader (Zed Books, London and New York, 2011).  Robert says:

This is a magisterial collection, if a collection can be magisterial, in that it covers a great range of aspects of participation in theory and practice, and opens the mind through its variety.  Louise Fortmann’s endorsement says it well – ‘Andrea Cornwall has created a powerful go-to volume on participation, encompassing foundational literature, thoughtful reflections on processes and theories, insightful critiques and inspiring descriptions of participatory initiatives’.  If I was to be shipwrecked with one volume on participation, this would top of my list.  Nothing to touch it!

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