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dc.contributor.authorCarney, Gemma M.
dc.contributor.authorDundon, Tony
dc.contributor.authorNí Léime, Áine
dc.identifier.citationCarney, Gemma M, Dundon, T. and Ní Léime, Á. (2012) 'Participatory action research with and within community activist groups: Capturing the collective experience of Ireland s Community and Voluntary Pillar in social partnership'. Action Research, .en_US
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThe inclusion of community activists in policy planning is increasingly recognized at thehighest international level. This article shows how the use of Participatory ActionResearch (PAR) can present a deeper and more holistic picture of the experiences ofCivil Society Organizations (CSOs) in shaping national-level social policy. By utilizingaction-based research, the Community and Voluntary Pillar (CVP) of Ireland s system ofsocial partnership is shown to be an important agent in deliberating national bargainingoutcomes (known as the Towards 2016 national agreement). The key contribution ofthis research is the reflective methodological considerations in terms of PAR design,execution and participant integration in the research process as a way to enrich anddevelop a deeper and more informed community of practice.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Journals Onlineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAction Researchen
dc.subjectParticipatory action researchen_US
dc.subjectCommunity and Voluntary Pillaren_US
dc.titleParticipatory action research with and within community activist groups: Capturing the collective experience of Ireland's Community and Voluntary Pillar in social partnershipen_US
dc.identifier.doiDOI: 10.1177/1476750312451279
dc.local.contactGemma Carney, Icsg, Room 232, 2nd Floor, Cairnes Building, Nui Galway. 4240 Email:

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