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The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy In Latin America: Institutions, Actors, and Interactions

Françoise Montambeault

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795166
eISBN:
9780804796576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795166.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Participatory democracy institutional innovations aimed at bringing citizens back into local governance processes are now at the core of the international democratic development agenda. Around the ... More


Decentralizing Decentralization: Mexico's Invisible Fourth Level of the State 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the relationship between democratization and decentralization. In Mexico, the government promoted deliberative citizen participation nation-wide in rural municipalities, well ... More


Recife: From Clientelism to Disempowering Cooption

Françoise Montambeault

in The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy In Latin America: Institutions, Actors, and Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795166
eISBN:
9780804796576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795166.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 moves the analysis to the case of Recife, in Brazil. This city presents two cases in one, and as such allows a unique time-based comparison that adds to the space-based comparisons ... More


Belo Horizonte: The Route Toward Democratic Cooperation?

Françoise Montambeault

in The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy In Latin America: Institutions, Actors, and Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795166
eISBN:
9780804796576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795166.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 7 presents the most successful case, Belo Horizonte, showing how it more closely corresponds to a case of democratic success, with democratic cooperation emerging between state and society ... More


Democracy on the Move

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter takes up this theme in more transnational terms, examining the extensive “repurposing” of participatory-budgeting routines in the context of mainstream experiments in inclusive local ... More


Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Josh Lerner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the ... More


Porto Alegre as Participatory Laboratory

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter centers on the storied site of PB’s “invention.” Though still an inspiration to many, the Porto Alegre experience illustrates the political slipperiness of the PB concept, which under ... More


Money Talks

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the concept of “participatory budgeting” (PB). Since the centuries-old political institutions are ailing, perhaps a dose of modern technology could revive them; and since people ... More


Lessons From Democratic Innovations

Graham Smith

in Whose Government is it?: The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529200980
eISBN:
9781529200973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200980.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Democratic innovations, variously described as ‘empowered participation’ or ‘civic innovation’, are designed to increase and deepen citizen participation in the decisions that affect them directly. ... More


Becoming a Best Practice: Neoliberalism and the Curious Case of Participatory Budgeting

Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the concept of “participatory budgeting” has become a global phenomenon. It traces the genealogy of participatory budgeting, from its original formulation as a tool of ... More


Stepping Up

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses how in the US, the number of participatory budgeting (PB) participants and dollars allocated has roughly doubled each year since 2011. PB is also being considered for a growing ... More


Importing Democracy from Brazil

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter talks about how a small but growing group of advocates worked to bring participatory budgeting (PB) to the US. They initially associated with Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Mike Menser at the ... More


Can Political Participation Become Dangerous for Democracy? Participatory Experiences in Brazil and the Reactions Against Them

Emil A. Sobottka

in Social Transformations and Revolutions: Reflections and Analyses

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415347
eISBN:
9781474427036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415347.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Brazil, political participation is a recent phenomenon. In the late 1970s, social movements and some NGOs began to demand what they called a ‘right to participate’ in the control of the state and ... More


Democratic Innovation in Public Administration

Albert W. Dzur

in Democracy Inside: Participatory Innovation in Unlikely Places

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190658663
eISBN:
9780190919214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658663.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

City and local governments have welcomed public participation, in short-term ways, on issues such as crime prevention, affordable housing, urban planning, service provision, and general budgeting. ... More


Reflections: Headwinds, Hollowing Out

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter explores the vital role of policy networks in the transnational (re)construction of the PB field, concluding that these are nevertheless invariably connected to centers of political ... More


Scaling Up Local Democracy

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores how, in September 2013, the White House reached out to the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) group to survey how the federal government could support PB. The early success ... More


Sharing Politics: The City as Public Realm

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

in Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 3 explores political and cultural dimensions of the sharing city. It discusses the centrality of urban spaces to political and protest movements such as the Arab Spring and Occupy; and how ... More


Realizing the Promise of Public Participation in an Age of Inequality

Caroline W. Lee, Michael McQuarrie, and Edward T. Walker

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter reexamines the pitfalls and unrealized promises of public participation in a context of severe structural inequalities. Focusing on remedies suggested in the other chapters of ... More


The Problems with Potholes

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter addresses the issue of whether participatory budgeting (PB) in the US would repeat the same pattern from Brazil—by being a “pro-poor” program, in which poor people participated more ... More


Finance and Investment Democracy in Practice: Capital Controls, Public Banks, and Participatory Budgeting

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter examines real world examples of institutions that have been developed to democratize finance and investment. Three main areas are explored. The first section looks at the efficacy of ... More


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