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Laying the Groundwork for Participatory Budgeting – Developing a Deliberative Community and Collaborative Governance: Greater Geraldton, Western Australia

The December 2012 issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. This article is by Hartz-Karp. Participatory Budgeting (PB), an institutional innovation to promote democratic change, is a form of collaborative governance in which citizens are involved in decision-making processes about how to spend part or all of available government funds. Like the broader concept […] (continue)

Participatory Budgeting: Core principles and Key Impacts

This article was published in the December 2012 issue of the online Journal of Public Deliberation, which focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. From article author Brian Wampler: This essay is a reflection piece. I identify key principles at the core of how PB functions and to discuss the scope of change we might expect to see generated […] (continue)

Participatory Budgeting: Diffusion and Outcomes across the World

The December 2012 issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. In this special issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation, multiple faces of Participatory Budgeting programs are revealed. The articles demonstrate that there is no standardized set of “best practices” that governments are adopting, but there are a broader set of principles […] (continue)

JPD Issue on Participatory Budgeting

The latest issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation (Volume 8, Issue 2 - December 2012) focuses on "The Spread of Participatory Budgeting Across the Globe: Adoption, Adaptation, and Impacts."  Guest editors for this issue are NCDD members Janette Hartz-Karp of Curtin University & Briam Wampler, Boise State University. Here is the issue introduction: Since its humble beginnings in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in the early 1990s, Participatory Budgeting (PB) programs are now being adopted by governments across the globe. This special issue […] (continue)

Whose Budget? Our Budget? Broadening Political Stakeholdership via Participatory Budgeting

This article by Celina Su of City University of New York was published in the December 2012 issue of the online Journal of Public Deliberation, which focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. Abstract: In this thought piece, I attempt to contextualize New York City’s inaugural participatory budgeting (PB) process in the larger landscape of American political participation. I discuss how […] (continue)

(In)stability, a key element to understand participatory budgeting: Discussing Portuguese cases

This article by Mariana Lopes Alves, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and Giovanni Allegretti, Center for Social Studies - UC, was published in the December 2012 issue of the online Journal of Public Deliberation, which focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. Much has been said about Participatory Budgeting. Still, how to make it a successful and long-lasting experience remains […] (continue)

An Unlikely Success: Peru’s Top-Down Participatory Budgeting Experience

This article by Stephanie McNulty of Franklin and Marshall College was published in the December 2012 issue of the online Journal of Public Deliberation, which focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. This article focuses on the unlikely success of Peru’s top-down participatory budget experience. As part of democratization and decentralization efforts in the early 2000s, Peruvians mandated participatory budgeting […] (continue)

Participatory Budgeting – the Australian Way

This article by  Nivek K. Thompson, University of Western Sydney, was published in the December 2012 issue of the online Journal of Public Deliberation, which focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. For the first time in Australia a local council has used a deliberative democracy approach to obtain citizen advice on key decisions regarding the full range of Council […] (continue)

By the People, For the People: Participatory Budgeting from the Bottom Up in North America

This article by authors Josh Lerner and Donata Secondo of The Participatory Budgeting Project was published in the December 2012 issue of the online Journal of Public Deliberation, which focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. In the pilot year of Participatory Budgeting in New York City, around 8,000 people decided how to spend almost $6 million across four city […] (continue)

The World Bank and the Globalization of Participatory Budgeting

The December 2012 issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation focuses on participatory budgeting and its spread across the globe. Guest editors of the issue are long-time NCDD supporting member Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia, and Brian Wampler from Boise State University. This article by Benjamin Goldfrank, Whitehead School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University, addresses the long-standing controversy over the World Bank’s role in the promotion of participatory budgeting (PB). Some on the left have celebrated the Bank’s funding and advocacy for PB as signifying the legitimacy […] (continue)

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