How to ensure meaningful public participation in governing matters of collective concern? With the growth of distrust and alienation between citizens and established political institutions, it is urgent to improve democracy by finding new ways of involving citizens in decisions that shape their lives. This project makes a counterintuitive turn to look for new modes of public participation in informal practices creatively employed by citizens to contest governance arrangements, especially in settings where they are discouraged from doing so.
This project employs a case-based, qualitative comparative approach to study informal participation in health and its implications.
Information about the members of the project.