Knowledge, democracy and action

Community-university research partnerships in global perspectives

Edited by Budd L. Hall, Edward T. Jackson, Rajesh Tandon, Jean-Marc Fontan and Nirmala Lall

Knowledge, democracy and action


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8978-7
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: November 2013
  • BIC Category: EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General, Educational Strategies & Policy, Education, Educational strategies & policy
  • Series: Universities and Lifelong Learning


Knowledge, democracy and action: Community-university research partnerships in global perspectives is based on a three-year international comparative study undertaken by the Global Alliance on Community Based Research and supported by the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. It provides evidence from twenty case studies around the world on the power and potential of community and higher education based scholars and activists working together in the co-creation of transformative knowledge. The book draws on the experience and insights of thirty-seven scholars and practitioners from the Global South and North. Opening with a theoretical overview of knowledge, democracy and action, the book is followed by analytical chapters providing lessons learned and capacity building in the north and the south, on the theory and practice of community university research partnerships, models of evaluation, approaches to measuring the impact and an agenda for future research and policy recommendations.


Budd L. Hall is Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, University of Victoria, Canada

Edward T. Jackson, Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Canada

Rajesh Tandon is Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, PRIA, New Delhi, India

Jean-Marc Fontan is Professor of sociology, l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Nirmala Lall is Lecturer in Intercultural Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada


Introduction - Budd L. Hall
2. An architecture understood: effective support structures for community-university partnerships - Edward T. Jackson, Letlotlo Gariba and Evren Tok
3. PRIA educates the community - Mandakini Pant and Sejuti Das Gupta
4. Curricular and pedagogical Impacts of community-based research: experiences from higher education institutions - Felix M. Bivens
5. Embedding community-university partnerships: science shops and policy development - Eileen Martin, Emma McKenna, Henk Mulder and Norbert Steinhaus
6. Evaluating the research partnership process - Jean-Marc Fontan and Denis Bussières , Translation by Elizabeth Carlyse
7. Measuring the impact of community-university research partnerships: A Global Perspective - Nirmala Lall
8. Building blocks of partnerships: lessons from case studies from the south and north - Rajesh Tandon and Edward T. Jackson
9. Agenda for the Future - Budd L. Hall
10. Case study - student community engagement for employability and entrepreneurship in Senegal - Lamine Kane, Pr Aliou Guissé and Latyr Diouf
11. Case studies (Three) - PRIA educates the community - Mandakini Pant and Sejuti Das Gupta
12. Case studies (Two) - Mobilizing and strengthening knowledge for sustainable development in India - Mandakini Pant
13. Case study - Enhancing local policy makers' capacity in environmental governance in the Philippines - Joy Molina Mirasol; Felix S. Mirasol, Jr., Estela C. Itaas and Benjamin Maputi
14. Case study - Interdisciplinary research programme in Chiapas - Felix M. Bivens
15. Case study - Cooperation in the indigenous municipality of Jesus de Machaca in Bolivia - José Blanes Jiménez
16. Case study - Co-operation in small forest producers in Bolivia - Jorge Téllez Carrasco and José Blanes Jiménez

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