Putting Citizens at the Centre: Linking States and Societies for Responsive Governance. A policy-maker’s guide to the research of the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability.

Abstract

The Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability (Citizenship DRC) conducts research into how citizens see and experience states and the other institutions that affect their lives, as well as how they engage, mobilise and participate to make their voices heard. This summary note provides a guide to key findings, especially those that link to contemporary policy debates on how citizen participation and engagement can contribute to development, strengthen democratic and responsive states, and help to realise human rights. For each message, reference is made to key documents that support these findings and articulate them in more detail.

Citation

Prepared for the Conference on‘The Politics of Poverty, Elites, Citizens and States’, June 21 – 23, 2010. 20 pp.

Putting Citizens at the Centre: Linking States and Societies for Responsive Governance. A policy-maker’s guide to the research of the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability.

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