Action Research for Sustainability

Through analyses of a three year action research programme, aiming to provide local citizens with a greater say in the future of urban sustainability research, this book shows how action research can make important methodological ...

Action Research for Sustainability

How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes deliberating on urban sustainability, answers this question by analysing processes of social learning. The book addresses the need to move towards sustainability at societal level as a democratic challenge questioning the way we live on planet earth. By conceptualising sustain-ability as an immanent and emergent ability of ecological and social life, continuously to renew itself without eroding its own foundation of existence, it argues that since sustainability cannot be invented but only supported (or eroded) by science, we need to reframe science in the role of sustaining sustain-ability. Through analyses of a three year action research programme, aiming to provide local citizens with a greater say in the future of urban sustainability research, this book shows how action research can make important methodological contributions to processes of social learning between citizens and scientists by enabling free spaces in peoples everyday life and within academia, where aspects of un-sustainability can be addressed and new imaginations of more sustainable futures emerge.

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Action Research for Sustainability
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Jonas Egmose
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-23 - Publisher: Routledge

How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes deliberating on urban sustainability, answers this question by analysing processes of social learning. The book addresses the need to move
Action Research for Sustainability
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Jonas Egmose
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-23 - Publisher: Routledge

How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes deliberating on urban sustainability, answers this question by analysing processes of social learning. The book addresses the need to move
Action Research for Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Ewa Gunnarsson, Hans Peter Hansen, Birger Steen Nielsen, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Contemporary society encounters profound economical, socio-ecological and political crises challenging the democratic foundation of our societies. This book addresses the potentials and challenges for Action Research supporting democratic alternatives. It offers a broad spectrum of examples from Scandinavian Action Research showing different openings towards democratic development. The book’s first part
Commons, Sustainability, Democratization
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Hans Peter Hansen, Birger Steen Nielsen, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, Ewa Gunnarsson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-22 - Publisher: Routledge

This book presents theoretical discussions and practical examples of Action Research from Scandinavia, Latin America and Africa, primarily dealing with how to combine nature conservation and management with local democratic community development, seeing the renewal of Commons as a way to transcend the present dichotomy between these two dimensions.
The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Craig A. Mertler
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-06 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Comprehensive overview of the theoretical, conceptual, and applied/practical presentations of action research as it is found and conducted solely in educational settings The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education is the first book to offer theoretical, conceptual, and applied/practical presentations of action research as it is found and conducted