Edited by Miren Larrea
Bilbao: Publicaciones Deusto
English // ISBN: 978-84-1325-044-1
The book has two purposes. Firstly, we want to share with those who read it what action research for territorial development (ARTD) is today. In addition, we want this book to contribute to consolidate the community that we have been developing since 2008 to promote ARTD in the multi-local space formed by Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness (Basque Country, Spain), the University of Agder (Norway), Praxis (Rafaela, Argentina) and the University of Tierra del Fuego. The backbone of the book are ten chapters written by members of this community linked to ARDT. In each of them we share the debates we are currently addressing.
Note to readers
The contributions in this book have been written in English, Spanish and Portuguese and their contents synthetized also in Basque, Norwegian, German and French. By choosing to have an inclusive approach to all these languages we want to generate awareness on the fact that action research is conducted throughout the world in diverse cultural contexts and in multiple languages, although many of these languages disappear when action research enters the academic realm. To go beyond the symbolism of this decision and make our work understandable for as many readers as possible, in 2022 we have published a book that mirrors this by sharing the contributions in English translated into Spanish and the contributions in Spanish translated into English. It is entitled Raíces y alas de la Investigación Acción para el Desarrollo Territorial. Conectando la transformación local y el aprendizaje colaborativo internacional.