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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)

The Power of Ambiguity: How Participatory Budgeting Travels the Globe

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 written by authors Ernesto Ganuza, IESA (Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados) and Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Brown University. From its inception in Brazil in the late 1980s, Participatory Budgeting has now been instituted in over 1500 cities worldwide. This paper discusses what actually travels […] (continue)

Transnational Models of Citizen Participation: The Case 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 from authors Yves Sintomer, Paris 8 University,Carsten Herzberg, Potsdam University, Anja Röcke, Humboldt University Berlin and Giovanni Allegretti, Coimbra University, pursues two main objectives. First, it provides a transnational overview and analysis of participatory budgeting, which has been central to the literature […] (continue)

Democracy Beyond Aggregation: The participatory dimension of public deliberation

This article by Leonardo Avritzer, U.F.M.G., was published in the December 2012 issue of the online Journal of Public Deliberation. The issue 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. (continue)

Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

In “Slow Democracy,” community leader (and NCDD Sustaining Member) Susan Clark and democracy scholar Woden Teachout document the range of ways that citizens around the country are breathing new life into participatory democracy in their communities. (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012.) Large institutions and centralized governments, with top-down, expert-driven thinking, are no longer society’s drivers. In fact, they are often responsible for tearing communities apart. New decision-making techniques now pair with cutting-edge communication tools to make local communities—and the citizens who live there—uniquely suited to meet today’s […] (continue)

The Manager as Facilitator of Dialogue

NCDD member Joe Raelin, Northeastern University – D’Amore-McKim School of Business, contributed the following paper using NCDD’s Add-A-Resource form… Given the inquiry among NCDD adherents on methods of conversation to generate collective wisdom, this article prescribes some criteria and a series of norms to assess the quality of discourse as parties seek to deliberate with one another for purposes of mutual exploration, decision making, and shared action. I also wrote the article to presage a new role for managers (be they in the public, civic, or private […] (continue)

Connections 2011: The Changing Culture of Learning

Connections is a yearly periodical published by the Kettering Foundation featuring articles devoted to a specific theme. Each issue of the foundation’s annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research and contains articles, feature stories, and book reviews relevant to the foundation’s work. Editing responsibilities for Connections rotate among Kettering program staff. The 2011 edition shares studies of “The Changing Culture of Learning.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… Our research began with, and still includes, a focus on the public schools. Yet, gradually, we […] (continue)

The Kettering Review

The Kettering Review is a journal of ideas and activities dedicated to improving the quality of public life in the American democracy. Published by the Kettering Foundation, each issue addresses a single theme, including including the changing roles of the citizen, the press, public leadership, and public opinion. Contributors include a diverse group of American and international educators, historians, philosophers, and social and political scientists. The Review is edited by Robert Kingston and Noëlle McAfee. Find the latest issue of the Kettering Review: http://kettering.org/read-watch-listen/periodicals/the-kettering-review/ (continue)

Putting the “Public” Back in Public Values Research

This March 2012 article by Tina Nabatchi in Public Administration Review seeks to put the “public” back in public values research by theorizing about the potential of direct citizen participation to assist with identifying and understanding public values. Specifically, the article explores eight participatory design elements and offers nine propositions about how those elements are likely to affect the ability of administrators to identify and understand public values with regard to a policy conflict. The article concludes with a brief discussion about potential directions for future […] (continue)

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