Governance Diaries: An Approach to Governance Research from the Ground Up

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Authors/contributors
Title
Governance Diaries: An Approach to Governance Research from the Ground Up
Abstract
Research on empowerment and accountability tends to focus on collective action and its potential for empowering citizens undertaking the action and on achieving state accountability. In fragile, conflict and violence-affected settings (FCVAS) collective action is rare and risky. So how do citizens, particularly the chronically poor and most marginalised, interact and make claims on the different public authorities that exist in these settings, and how do these interactions contribute to citizens’ sense of empowerment and accountability? Given the current agenda of ‘leave no one behind’, an understanding of how such populations interact with public authorities to meet their governance needs can help identify the constraints to achieving development for all in these challenging settings. We developed ‘governance diaries,’ a cross between a panel survey and multi-sited ethnographies, as an iterative approach to capture their experiences around governance issues over time. We explain here how this approach works, and the challenges and opportunities it offers for research.
Place
Brighton
Institution
IDS
Date
2020-02-14
Language
en
Short Title
Governance Diaries
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01/10/2020, 11:01
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opendocs.ids.ac.uk
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This is an Open Access paper distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited and any modifications or adaptations are indicated. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
Citation
Loureiro, M., Joshi, A., Barnes, K., & Chaimite, E. (2020). Governance Diaries: An Approach to Governance Research from the Ground Up. IDS. https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/15119