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Participation, communication and innovation: thinking about the International Aids Vaccine Initiative

Chataway, Joanna and Smith, James (2007). Participation, communication and innovation: thinking about the International Aids Vaccine Initiative. IDS Bulletin, 38(5) pp. 74–82.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.2005.tb00410.x
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Abstract

This article is an attempt to think about participation not as an event but rather as part of an effort to build systems and institutions in science, technology and innovation in developing countries. It uses two notions of participation, one as a mechanism to facilitate democracy and broader control and another as a means to achieve development goals. The article looks at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and in particular considers the way in which more grassroots participation is linked to communications strategy in the IAVI’s case. It argues that examining the extent to which participation efforts are embedded in broader communication strategies may be important in distinguishing between ways in which participation is deployed and used and we distinguish between ‘communication for participation’ and ‘participation for communication’. The article also explores Hirschman’s ideas around ‘exit’, ‘voice’ and ‘loyalty’ and innovation systems as frameworks, which help to situate participation in the broader context of institutional development.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0265-5012
Keywords: science and technology; innovation; development; participation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
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Item ID: 9992
Depositing User: Jo Chataway
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9992
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