id21 focus. Claiming citizenship

Active and empowered citizens can participate in decision-making, claim rights and hold institutions to account

Abstract

A focus on active and empowered citizens who can participate in decision-making, claim rights and hold institutions accountable is at the centre of the work of the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability (Citizenship DRC). This issue of id21 focus presents articles and case-studies based on the DRC’s key research themes: poor people’s perceptions and experiences of rights and citizenship; accountability within civil society and the corporate sector; issues of participation, deliberation, inclusion and citizen voice in influencing policy; how citizens mobilise to claim rights around knowledge and expertise around science.

Citation

IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 6 pp.

id21 focus. Claiming citizenship.

Published 1 January 2007