Connecting research and citizen action
The Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability (Citizenship DRC) has worked with universities, research institutes and nongovernmental organisations in more than 25 countries to explore the new ways that citizens are shaping our states and societies.
The research, which was funded by the UK Department for International Development, offered a unique perspective on global challenges from the bottom up – a window to the world through the eyes of its citizens. Over 60 researchers were involved, and many more academics, activists and policy-makers collaborated.
When the Citizenship DRC concluded its decade of work in 2010, it had largely fulfilled its objectives. In addition to being a source of evidence and innovative ideas about citizenship, the programme also leaves behind a number of lessons for researchers, professors, teachers and trainers - anyone concerned with how to work and learn together in a global network. This website provides an archive to the Citizenship DRC's body of work.
Citizen Action and National Policy Reform: Making Change HappenBuy at Zed Books
Citizenship and Social Movements: Perspectives from the Global SouthBuy at Zed Books
Globalizing Citizens: New Dynamics of Inclusion and ExclusionBuy at Zed Books
Inclusive Citizenship: Meanings and ExpressionsBuy at Zed Books
Mobilizing for Democracy: Citizen Action and the Politics of Public ParticipationBuy at Zed Books
Rights, Resources and the Politics of AccountabilityBuy at Zed Books
Science and Citizens: Globalization and the Challenge of EngagementBuy at Zed Books
Spaces For Change? The Politics of Citizen Participation in New Democratic ArenasBuy at Zed Books