Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Jam and Justice

Jam and Justice is a research project that aims to seize the opportunity provided by devolution to look at more inclusive ways to govern in our city-regions.

The three year programme (2016-2019) is part of a larger project involving universities in Sweden, South Africa and Kenya, looking into sustainable urban futures. In Greater Manchester, the Jam and Justice project is led by academics from Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham universities and GMCVO, and funded by the ESRC. We are applying a co-production methodology to the research and aiming to inspire social innovation. More information can be found on the Jam and Justice website here:

13th May 2016: The Jam and Justice team set out their plans for setting up an Action Research Co-operative in Greater Manchester. The slides and presentations can be seen here.

2nd November 2016: The 'ARC' went live with 15 carefully selected members. The ARC will be responsible for designing and commissioning a variety of practical research projects to test approaches to inclusive governance, and apply academic analytical methods to understand what works and why. An information sheet about the project and how you can get involved can be downloaded via the link below.

13th June 2018: The ARC has designed and commissioned a set of practical research projects. An updated summary leaflet can be downloaded via the link below

January 2019: "Co-Producing the City" -- In a new 8-page brochure, the Jam and Justice team and members of the Action Research Collective reflect on what's been learned so far. 

March 2019: Jam and Justice is forging coalitions for change in Greater Manchester. Opportunities on offer include action learning sets, event co-design, and collaboration. Read more on the Jam and Justice website.

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Jam and Justice: Information sheet133 KB
Jam and Justice: Summary Leaflet262.51 KB
Co-producing the City brochure4.44 MB