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The community leader, the politician and the policeman: a personal perspective

Manawar Jan-Khan

in Doing research with refugees

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781861345981
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0006
The community leader, the politician and the policeman: a personal perspective

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This chapter looks at some of the issues that arise in service development and research, which limits itself exclusively to community representatives. Community representatives are often self-appointed, but are sometimes elected as information sources. The chapter first explores the dynamic between the potential for interdependence with other key actors within the community setting and the community representatives in representing race-related issues. It is also argued that service development and research projects must counterbalance the dominance of these influences. The discussion references the personal experiences of the author and uses two ethnographic case studies.

Keywords: service development; community representatives; information sources; interdependence; race-related issues; ethnographic case studies

Chapter.  4934 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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