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  • Communities with Clear Vision - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

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    In the city of Eau Claire in Wisconsin, USA, a community visioning and strategic planning process is currently giving citizens new opportunities to participate in decision-making in their communities. This case study describes how a coalition of g...

    Huggins, M

    Champions of Participation Case Study Series, the Citizenship DRC: Brighton, 2008.

    In the city of Eau Claire in Wisconsin, USA, a community visioning and strategic planning process is currently giving citizens new opportunities to participate in decision-making in their communities. This case study describes how a coalition of government and non-profit organisations, led by the city of Eau Claire, worked with a broad cross section of community members to develop a vision and strategic plan for the area and to find solutions to the challenging problems they face at a time of rapid change and budget constraints.
  • Public Congresses and Citizen Participation in Disaster Zones - New Orleans, USA

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    This case study examines the challenges of large scale citizen-led planning in the <br/>aftermath of a natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. As an alternative <br/>to a top-down planning process residents collectively took part in ...

    Hedge-Morrell, C

    Champions of Participation Case Study Series, the Citizenship DRC: Brighton, 2008.

    This case study examines the challenges of large scale citizen-led planning in the <br/>aftermath of a natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. As an alternative <br/>to a top-down planning process residents collectively took part in formulating a <br/>plan to rebuild their city. Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, recently elected Councillor at the <br/>time, tells the story.
  • Accountability Begins at Home: The Living Wage Movement in the United States

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    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.

    Luce, S

    In P Newell & J Wheeler (eds) Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability. London: Zed, 2006.

    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.
  • Constructing Citizenship without a Licence: the Struggle of Undocumented Immigrants in the USA fo...

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    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.

    Ansley, F

    In N Kabeer (ed.) Inclusive Citizenship: Meanings and Expressions. London: Zed, 2005.

    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.
  • Increasing Space and Influence through Community Organizing and Citizen Monitoring: Experiences f...

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    In the USA, poor people have relatively little power. While they can vote and create organisations to represent their interests, their power is severely limited by the fact that they are a relatively small minority within an enormously wealthy cou...

    Mott, A

    IDS Bulletin, 35(2), 2004.

    In the USA, poor people have relatively little power. While they can vote and create organisations to represent their interests, their power is severely limited by the fact that they are a relatively small minority within an enormously wealthy country. <br/>In this most capitalist of nations, their status is further weakened because they are often seen as people who have “failed” to compete effectively in the economy and society. Furthermore, as most of America’s poor families are people of colour, they also are marginalised on racial grounds...

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