'Crtain to become a must read for all students, teachers, researchers and practitioners of development.'
Dzodzi Tsikata, University of Ghana
'Citizens, organizers, students and researchers will return to this book again and again for grounded analyses of the problems and possibilities of "participation".'
Louise Fortmann, Berkeley
'With an impressive array of writers, including leading participation theorists and practitioners from around the world, we are led systematically through definitions, principles, methodologies, case studies and critiques, and emerge with sharper conceptual and strategic insights for advancing the democratization project.'
Srilatha Batliwala, Scholar Associate, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)