PL EN


2008 | 11 | 65-85
Article title

ON THE ROLE OF PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH IN THE TRANSFORMING SOCIAL POLICY (Participative Action Research. O roli 'partycypacyjnych badan w dzialaniu' w polityce spolecznej)

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The article presents the method of participatory action research (PAR), its meaning, the use and misuse in the social policy. The thesis is formulated that PAR is a research approach useful in investigating and dealing with contemporary social problems. However, used by powerful institutions, governments and think-tanks it may be also an instrument of accomplishing particular or narrow political goals. In the first part various approaches and types of participatory action research are discussed. The second part of the text presents the different applications of PAR in social policy, especially in the local context. The third part of the article illustrates the threats resulting from expansion of PAR and shows the mechanisms of contributing to 'unsocial' goals by PAR.
Contributors
  • Maria Theiss, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Polityki Spolecznej, ul. Nowy Swiat 67, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA083914
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.1f0f6c00-85fe-37f1-8187-9238a0ce2183
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.