Participatory Action Research Of A Local Development Effort In Russian Countryside

Leo Granberg, Inna Kopoteva, Jouko Nikula

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Abstrakti

The paper will present the context, research setting and preliminary results from the first steps of an evaluation research, which is carried out in 2011‐13 during the development project LADOGA INITIATIVE [LI] in north‐eastern Russia. The LI attempts to fascilitate local initiatives in three municipalities by the lake Ladoga in Karelian Republic and in Leningrad district. LI applies the principles of LEADER method, constructing local action groups based on partnership relations, organizing knowledge transfer from EU and directing seed money to support local initiatives. The effort is included in European Union’s ENPI ‐program
(European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument). Typical problem in this kind of projects is the difficulty to include research funding in any form into the project frame. Our solution is to construct a subproject to evaluate the outcomes, based on participatory action research. One researcher participates the development project. In addition to her immediate experience, the research team collects information mainly by qualitative interviews, with focus on the procedure of formation of LAG and its activity in community development, on the formation of bottom‐up initiatives, on the character of social partnership ties and on the local outcomes in the short term. The results are assumed to give information on the contextual circumstances (embeddedness) in Russia and on the possibilities of development projects to have an impact on these circumstances and on the local rural development. Also, the project will in more
general terms discuss the applicability of the LEADER approach in Russian circumstances.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoESRS 2011 "XXIV European Congress for Rural Sociology" Book of abstracts by Author
ToimittajatGianluca Brunori
Sivumäärä1
Julkaisupäivä25 elokuuta 2011
Sivut46
TilaJulkaistu - 25 elokuuta 2011
OKM-julkaisutyyppiB3 Vertaisarvioimaton artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma European Congress of Rural Sociology - Chania, Kreikka
Kesto: 22 syyskuuta 201125 syyskuuta 2011
Konferenssinumero: XXIV

Tieteenalat

  • 5141 Sosiologia
  • 5144 Sosiaalipsykologia

Siteeraa tätä

Granberg, L., Kopoteva, I., & Nikula, J. (2011). Participatory Action Research Of A Local Development Effort In Russian Countryside. teoksessa G. Brunori (Toimittaja), ESRS 2011 "XXIV European Congress for Rural Sociology" Book of abstracts by Author (Sivut 46)