Participation for whom? (PLA 43)
Documenting the rejection of pro-poor legislation by the population of Guatemala in a referendum on policy, despite widespread awareness programmes, this paper looks at participation within a broader context and considers the reasons for the use of participation in many development projects and what impacts these have.
This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation. Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org
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