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Co-hosted by CASE, ATD Fourth World and Goethe University

From Input to Influence: How can the participation of people in poverty shape research and public policy?

Various speakers

Friday 16 November 2018

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About this event

This seminar explored the relationship between participatory research and participation in policymaking, using the approach of ATD Fourth World as an example.

Listen to a recording of the event:

Tom Croft (Member of ATD Fourth World's International Volunteer Corps) & Moraene Roberts (activist, ATD Fourth World)

Dr. Rikki Dean (Fellow in Democratic Innovations, Institute for Political Sciences, Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Dr. Tania Burchardt (Director of CASE, The London School of Economics and Political Science)

Fran Bennett (Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, University of Oxford, and a co-author of From Input to Influence: Participatory Approaches to Research and Inquiry into Poverty with Moraene Roberts)

Dr. Tania Burchardt opened the event with her thoughts on participatory research. [Read Tania's opening remarks]. This was follwed by Tom Croft and Moraene Roberts who described ATD’s evolution, highlighting the ways in which people with experience of poverty can participate in research and influence policy.

Dr Rikki Dean spoke about his theoretical typology of approaches to participation as well as his empirical research with those involved in participatory policy-making to examine the many purposes and values associated with participation. [View Rikki's slides].

You can also listen to a podcast of the event.


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