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Citizenship, Governance and Exclusion.

How does a social justice lens help us to understand geographies of citizenship and democratisation, inclusion and exclusion, belonging and nationhood?

Research in this theme is concerned with furthering sustainable and just development futures through understanding the changing nature of social and political action on the part of individuals, groups, organisations, social movements and governments. Particular interests include the role of media and of information technologies in development, and the changing nature of identity, citizenship and activism. Much of this is participatory action research, and there is a strong focus on overcoming gendered and generational barriers to involvement. Partnerships with NGO’s ensure that the research has impacts on development practice.

Researchers in this field include: Dorothea Kleine, Daniel Hammett, Deborah Sporton.