Social Action Research Group
The Lancaster University Social Action Research Group sits within the Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities, in the Sociology Department
This group functions as research hub for a number of regional groups and activities in Lancaster, Morecambe, Morecambe Bay, and wider North West Region concerned with enacting and enabling alternatives to poverty, racism and systemic social and health inequalities through grassroots action. Members are motivated by the urgent need to create human-centred alternatives to dehumanising systems of neoliberal neo-colonial capitalism.
Their research is concerned with exploring and practicing alternatives through participatory forms of social action, community engagement, building partnerships, and widening participation to education.
Key activities include:
- Documenting and evaluating community action research
- Sharing methods and good practices in action research
- Supporting community-led grant bids
- Enabling collaborations between academic and community action research
- Offering students and staff an opportunity to support and participate in action research and evaluation projects
- Providing research to support and advise community-led projects
- Running research activities and events
- Linking local and regional action research to national and international projects for social and economic alternatives.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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