Public participation by other means?

Informal practices to engage with matters of collective concern in nondemocratic settings

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‘Patient engagement in drug development: moving beyond tools and standardization?’ Overview of a multi-stakeholder dialogue

Claudia Egher

Dec 12, 2022

On November 18, Dr. Claudia Egher together with the InPart team organized the multi-stakeholder hybrid workshop “Patient engagement in drug development: moving beyond tools and standardization?” at the Maastricht University Campus Brussels. The goal of the event was to stimulate dialogue on patient representation in drug development, on the performative effects of the tools and materials that are currently available in this area, and on how to ensure their broad and responsible dissemination.

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Doing Ethnography in Times of War, Political Instability, or the Apocalypse

Arturs Holavins (Artur Kholiavin)

Jul 25, 2022

Pic. 1. Ivangorod-Narva border crossing (source: Google Images) I pushed a metallic gate and entered the “grey zone” between Russia and Estonia, holding my daughter in my hands. I had passed through these gates dozens of times before. Usually, a routine thing to do. Once, at the same border crossing, I even failed to cross back to Europe due to visa irregularities. A minor inconvenience borderline with a funny adventure back in my happy doctoral studies years.

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Unseen participation? Impressions from the project panel on EASST conference

Olga Zvonareva

Jul 9, 2022

On July 7th, the panel “Unseen participation? When the uninvited shape matters of collective concern” took place during the EASST-2022 conference. The InPart project team convened this panel to explore practices of participation under adverse circumstances. The panel drew on an understanding that participation can go beyond talk-based and officially-designated formats. For a long time, studies of participation have focused on more formal, organised, and staged participatory events. The main line of analysis has been to check how a specific participatory exercise measures up to particular democratic ideals.

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Fugitive coproduction: Conceptualising informal community practices in Scotland's hospitals. A presentation by Dr. Ellen Stewart

Anastasia Stoli

Jun 7, 2022

On June the 1st, Dr. Ellen Stewart kindly agreed to give an online presentation of her recently published article titled “Fugitive coproduction: Conceptualising informal community practices in Scotland’s hospitals”. Dr. Stewart is a social scientist, currently working at the university of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, as a Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer on Social Work and Policy. As a scholar, she has engaged with a variety of topics, including medical sociology, health policy and public administration.

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