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ERIC Number: EJ818076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
The Right to Research
Appadurai, Arjun
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v4 n2 p167-177 Jul 2006
This paper argues that research be recognised as a right of a special kind--that it be regarded as a more universal and elementary ability. It suggests that research is a specialised name for a generalised capacity to make disciplined inquires into those things we need to know, but do not know yet. I maintain that knowledge is both more valuable and more ephemeral due to globalisation, and that it is vital for the exercise of informed citizenship. I acknowledge the 30% of the total world population in poorer countries who may get past elementary education to the bottom rung of secondary and post-secondary education, and state that one of the rights that this group ought to claim is the right to research--to gain strategic knowledge--as this is essential to their claims for democratic citizenship. I then explore the democratisation of the right to research, and the nexus between research and action, using the Mumbai-based Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR) as an example.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India