‘Growing’ citizenship from the grassroots: Nijera Kori and social mobilization in Bangladesh

Abstract

The focus of this chapter is on Nijera Kori (NK), an organization that has determinedly refused to engage in any form of service delivery. Instead, it concentrates entirely on building up the collective capabilities of the poor to demand their rights. The chapter will draw on both secondary studies as well as primary fieldwork in order to examine NK’s vision, goals and activities, and what these imply for the understanding and practice of citizenship within its constituency.

Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.

Citation

Kabeer, N. ‘Growing’ citizenship from the grassroots: Nijera Kori and social mobilization in Bangladesh. In: Inclusive Citizenship: Meanings and Expressions. N Kabeer (ed.). Zed Books, London, UK (2005) ISBN 9781842775486

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