Transforming Participation?

The Politics of Development in Malawi and Ireland

  • Niamh Gaynor

Part of the Rethinking International Development Series book series (RID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction Participation and Development — Beyond the Impasse?

  3. Participation in Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Niamh Gaynor
      Pages 51-69
  4. Participation in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
  5. Transforming Participation?: Conclusion

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 222-247

About this book


Do participatory processes open a political space to marginalized groups and individuals? Or do they co-opt and coerce groups to reinforce existing inequitable relations? In an innovative comparative study which breaks with tradition this book explores these questions by looking at Malawi and Ireland.


globalization governance participation politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Niamh Gaynor
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Law and GovernmentDublin City UniversityIreland

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