Municipal Innovations in Non-governmental Public Participation: United Kingdom and Latin America, 2006-2008


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This is a qualitative data collection. This research focused on municipal innovations in public policy making that have been notable in Latin America since the 1980s and the UK since the 1990s. The core research question was: what tensions, changes and outcomes arise when non-governmental actors begin to make use of these new opportunities for public participation at the local/municipal level? The research team explored this in six cities, three in Latin America (Porto Alegre, Medellin and Caracas) and three in the UK (Manchester, Bradford and Salford). A range of methodologies were used including an interactive rather than extractive research methodology which the researchers called 'co-producing knowledge', participant observation, in-depth interviews and informal group session inquiry methods. Users should note that only the in-depth interview transcripts are available as part of the data collection available from the UK Data Archive. This excludes the interview transcripts from Porto Alegre which were not deposited. The interviews from Medellin and Caracas are in Spanish. The case study of Salford was not funded by the ESRC but interview transcripts are available. Further information is available from the Municipal Innovations in Non-Governmental Public Participation: UK/Latin America ESRC Award webpage.

Main Topics:

The main areas covered are:participatory processesmunicipal level decision makingdemocratic systemsnon-governmental actorsresponses to new spaces of participationevolution of participatory attitudes and actions

Purposive selection/case studies

Face-to-face interview

Metadata Access
Creator Pearce, J., University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2012
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Copyright J. Pearce; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Language English
Resource Type Text; Semi-structured interview transcripts
Discipline History; Humanities
Spatial Coverage Colombia; England; Venezuela