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Briefing 11: Rapid research COVID-19

13 Apr 2021

Literature review exploring how power operates in and between communities

How does power operate within communities?

From local participation to reinforcing inequalities, this report explores power at play in communities and the impact it has on crisis response. We delve into different ways of thinking about power and what this means as we look to ‘build back better’, focusing on:

  • local participation and inequality
  • dynamics within communities
  • the relationship between communities and the state.

This briefing is the latest in a research series uncovering how communities have been responding to the pandemic and which factors have shaped their response. Find out more.