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Rethinking Research Partnerships: Evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development

Fransman, Jude and Newman, Kate (2019). Rethinking Research Partnerships: Evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development. Journal of International Development, 31(7) pp. 523–544.

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This article responds to the drive for research partnerships between academics and practitioners, arguing that while potential benefits are clear, these are frequently not actualized resulting in partnerships that are ineffectual or worse, exacerbate damaging or inequitable assumptions and practices. In order to understand/improve partnerships, a systematic analysis of the interrelationship between what counts as evidence and dynamics of participation is proposed. Drawing on data from a seminar series and iterative analysis of seven case studies of partnerships between Higher Education Institutions and International Non-Governmental Organisations the article concludes by suggesting substantial shifts in the theory and practice of partnerships.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Authors
ISSN: 1099-1328
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
TRANSFER IN: Evidence and the Politics of Participation in Academic-INGO Research Partnerships for International DevelopmentES/M002306/1ESRC Economic and Social Research Council
Jude FransmanNot SetNot Set
Keywords: Research partnerships; Evidence; Participation; Knowledge and power; INGOs; Higher education
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Citizenship and Governance
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 60214
Depositing User: Jude Fransman
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 14:32
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 03:00
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