Exploring participation: findings from a literature review Ellie Brodie and Eddie Cowling Volunteering Counts 1 st March 2010. Overview The Pathways through Participation project: introduction The literature review: aims and key findings Introducing the framework & its components
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Exploring participation: findings from a literature reviewEllie Brodie and Eddie CowlingVolunteering Counts 1st March 2010
Howandwhydo people get involvedand stay involved in different forms of participation over the course of their lives?
Aims of the review…
Bring together different bodies of literature about participation to develop a broad, ‘round-earth view’ of participation
The review was to also help us develop a ‘framework of participation’ that could help to inform and shape (and be shaped by) the project’s subsequent fieldwork.
2. Context is all important
3. Relationships matter
4. Power is pertinent
Exploring the components of the framework...
Activity: Public Participation
Activity: Campaigning, advocacy & direct action
Activity: Service to others & environment
Activity: Mutual aid/self-help
Activity: Fundraising & giving
Activity: Ethical consumerism
Activity: Serious leisure
Places of participation
Local <> Global
Occasional <> Regular
Instrumental <> Transformative
Online <> Offline
Active <> Passive
Member <> Organiser
Proactive <> Reactive
Local mapping sessions
In-depth interviews & timeline construction