Marie Michael Library

Title

Somewhere over the rainbow? The politics and dilemmas of researching citizenship and marginality

Author

Mehta, Lyla

Description

The paper discusses the increasing distance between researchers and the research participants and the politics of researching citizenship and marginality. It also provides insights on issues related to methods, ethics, positionality, reflexivity and power. It demonstrates that development research that seeks to make a difference must rethink questions concerning policy influence and change at local and global levels.

File No

IDS-WP288

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

August, 2007

Subject(s)

Research, Citizenship, Ethics

Pages

35