Action research and empowerment in Denmark: Experiences from three different contexts

John Andersen, Annette Bilfeldt, Michael Søgaard Jørgensen

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Resumé

This chapter presents experiences from action research projects in Denmark
in three contexts:
1. A public nursing home, where the objective was to improve the
quality of eldercare with special reference to social life among
residents, as an alternative to the rigid and bureaucratic focus of
New Public Management
2. A marginalized urban area, where the objective was to develop a
community centre which could strengthen social capital and
facilitate empowerment of both residents and welfare workers
3. A local project about sustainable housing, where the objective was
to design and build houses which could act as prototypes and
inspiration for the development of sustainable housing.
The chapter illustrates and discusses how action research can, with the active
participation of local citizens, public employees, private employees and
environmental organizations amongst others, contribute to strengthen
these actors’ capacity to actively influence the development of society and
contribute to better social and environmental conditions.
The first part of the chapter introduces the core concepts of action research
and empowerment with references to international contributions.
The next part concerns the larger societal context and the concrete
methodologies applied in three projects, and the successes, failures and
results from these three cases. The last concluding part compares and reflects
upon similarities and differences in the methods and empowerment
mechanisms across the different contexts, and illustrates thereby the roles
of Danish action research.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelParticipation and power : In participatory research and action research
RedaktørerMarianne Kristiansen, Jørgen Bloch-Poulsen
Udgivelses stedAalborg
ForlagAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publikationsdato2014
Udgave1.
Sider99-122
Kapitel5
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-7112-164-3
StatusUdgivet - 2014
NavnSerie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser
Nummer1
Vol/bind3
ISSN2245-7569

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Andersen, J., Bilfeldt, A., & Jørgensen, M. S. (2014). Action research and empowerment in Denmark: Experiences from three different contexts. I M. Kristiansen, & J. Bloch-Poulsen (red.), Participation and power : In participatory research and action research (1. udg., s. 99-122). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. Serie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser, Nr. 1, Bind. 3
Andersen, John ; Bilfeldt, Annette ; Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard. / Action research and empowerment in Denmark : Experiences from three different contexts. Participation and power : In participatory research and action research. red. / Marianne Kristiansen ; Jørgen Bloch-Poulsen. 1. udg. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2014. s. 99-122 (Serie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser; Nr. 1, Bind 3).
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Action research and empowerment in Denmark : Experiences from three different contexts. / Andersen, John; Bilfeldt, Annette; Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard.

Participation and power : In participatory research and action research. red. / Marianne Kristiansen; Jørgen Bloch-Poulsen. 1. udg. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2014. s. 99-122 (Serie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser; Nr. 1, Bind 3).

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Andersen J, Bilfeldt A, Jørgensen MS. Action research and empowerment in Denmark: Experiences from three different contexts. I Kristiansen M, Bloch-Poulsen J, red., Participation and power : In participatory research and action research. 1. udg. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 2014. s. 99-122. (Serie om lærings-, forandrings- og organisationsudviklingsprocesser; Nr. 1, Bind 3).