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St Antony's

The Promise of Participation

Experiments in Participatory Governance in Honduras and Guatemala

Authors: Altschuler, D., Corrales, J.

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To what extent does participation in one particular domain of public life lead to wider participation in other areas? Through the use of an unprecedented survey supported by case studies this book explores how participatory governance in community-managed schools can alter the civic and political behaviour of participants.

About the authors

Daniel Altschuler holds his doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford, UK, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
 
Javier Corrales is Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, Amherst, USA.   

Reviews

'In 'The Promise of Participation,' Altschuler and Corrales paint a rich, compelling picture of the impact of community managed schools on democratic participation in isolated communities in Guatemala and Honduras. Their use of statistical analysis to construct the framework and case studies to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying causal mechanisms and impediments to broader community involvement provides an outstanding example of mixed-methods research that weaves the quantitative and qualitative components together in complementary ways that raise the value of each.'

- Steven Rivkin, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

This a remarkably useful study of one of Latin America's most radical education experiments - community managed schools (CMS). Rooted in theory and based on data, it argues that in Guatemala and Honduras CMS promoted democracy by strengthening the political capabilities of the poor. Few studies do such a great job of connecting micro to macro.

- Jeffrey Puryear, Vice-President of Social Policy, Inter-American Dialogue, USA


         

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Promise of Participation

    Altschuler, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • The Rise of Participatory Governance

    Altschuler, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • The Rise of Community-Managed Schools: Push and Pull Factors

    Altschuler, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Looking for Evidence: Survey Design, Methodological Issues, and Initial Clues

    Altschuler, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • Stimulating Participation: Individuals’ Characteristics, State Inputs, and Context

    Altschuler, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27184-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-27183-9
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Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-44465-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Promise of Participation
Book Subtitle
Experiments in Participatory Governance in Honduras and Guatemala
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27184-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137271846
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27183-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44465-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 247
Topics