Participation: the new tyranny?

5 April 2001

One of the first books to challenge the almost universally fashionable rhetoric of participation, Participation: The New Tyranny looks at participatory development’s promises of empowerment and appropriate development compared with what actually happens on the ground.

Contributions both seek to learn from examples of failed participatory practice and to present conceptual analyses, many of which go beyond those conventionally associated with development studies. The book is edited by Bill Cooke and Uma Kothari, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester.