In his blog Has politics shaped the terms 'accountability' and 'participation'? Luiz Eduardo Fonseca explores how politics has shaped the meaning of the terms 'accountability' and 'participation'. He compares the process in which meanings shift to a game where one person whispers a message that is relayed along a line of people and emerges at the end in a different form - this process of 'attenuation' can shed light on how the meaning of terms can change depending on the context, the speaker, the listener. He goes on to explore the terms accountability and participation, key concepts for development, and central for the Unequal Voices project, which is funded through ESRC-DFID's Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation.
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