- Cristina Asenjo-Palma
- Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Well-being, Community Development, Rights-based Approaches, Asset-based Approaches, Mixed Methods, Conflict Resolution
Enhancing Community Well-being: A matter of Assets or Rights?
My research aims to explore how community well-being can be more effectively enhanced. Two main approaches lead the development practice in Scotland. The asset based approach seeks to help people develop skills to address difficulties by themselves. The rights based approach seeks to help people make governments accountable for addressing the structural barriers to well-being. Whilst a combination of both approaches may be ideal, my practice has rarely seen these two combined. Organisations funded by states do not tend to campaign and campaigning organisations do not tend to provide skills development services.
My PhD empirically compares the impact that asset and rights based approaches have on community well-being to asses which is more effective.
2015 MSc Community Education (Distinction), The University of Edinburgh, UK.
2013 PgDip Conflict Resolution Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
1999 BA Social Education, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
2016-2019 ESRC Doctoral Scholarship
2011 -2012 Asian University for Women Research Grant
1996-1999 Universidad Complutense Scholarship
Asenjo, C (2015), Rethinking the Relationship with the State. Concept, 6 (1), 11.
Asenjo, C (2014), Mediación Intercultural y Liderazgo. Una Experiencia en Bangladesh. Revista de Educación Social, 18.
Available at http://www.eduso.net/res/pdf/18/ex14_res_18.pdf