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Partnership – participation – power: the meaning of empowerment in post-industrial society

Byrne David

in Partnership working

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342201
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302919 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.003.0013
Partnership – participation – power: the meaning of empowerment in post-industrial society

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This chapter discusses the concepts of empowerment and partnership in post-industrial society. It uses empowerment as a benchmark against which the claims of partnership will be tested. It evaluates whether partnership facilitates or has negative consequences for empowerment, focusing on the Education Action Zone in west Newcastle, England, and related initiatives in communities in Brazil. It concludes that it is not possible to achieve empowerment through partnership.

Keywords: empowerment; partnership; post-industrial society; Education Action Zone; Newcastle; England; Brazil

Chapter.  6193 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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