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A Handbook for Participatory Action Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

This collection of practical tools and design concepts offers you new ways to make sense of the world with people, through efforts to transform it. Free download in English, Français and Español.

Participatory Action Research: Theory and Methods for Engaged Inquiry

"This groundbreaking book is a rich resource of concepts and tools for all who are engaged with the practice and theory of Participatory Action Research. ... The extraordinary scope of this book and the new perspectives it offers, together with an accessible style, will inform, provoke and inspire field practitioners and academics alike to creatively design research for the many challenges of the 21st century." Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

Connecting Worlds: a memoir on art, anthropology and activism

Connecting Worlds by the artist, anthropologist and community activist Daniel Buckles is a hopeful and clear-eyed journey to the heart of connection—to self, others and nature. This textured and warm story of discovery and critical research practice offers a window into real-life social struggles and life’s key challenges and professional choices. Richly illustrated with professional photography, Connecting Worlds shows how to make a difference, from the inside out.

"Connecting Worlds by Daniel Buckles is a travelogue of contemporary social struggles, an absorbing journey of sound and light, no small amount of adventure and many stories about how change really happens. I read the book twice: first with envy and the second time with admiration."

Pat Roy Mooney is a Giraffe Hero, author of Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the Pearson Medal of Peace.

Fighting Eviction: Tribal land rights and research-in-action


"This impressive book is valuable for a new generation of practitioners and researchers seeking to situate inquiry in organizing and empowering practices." Rajesh Tandon, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

"Fighting Eviction is an eminently readable, in-dept account of the continuing exploitation of adivasis in mondernizing India, and their struggles to protect the rights that are guaranteed to them in the constitution and by law." Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, Pune

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