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(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)

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)

Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds

This study released on September 12, 2012 by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) shows that a strong civic foundation is directly linked to strengthening employment at the metropolitan, county, and state levels. Communities with better civic health have weathered the recent recession far better – and experienced considerably smaller increases in unemployment – than other communities that faced similar economic circumstances. The NCoC report, Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds, was produced in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, […] (continue)

Jobs: Preparing a Workforce for the 21st Century (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Jobs: Preparing a Workforce for the 21st Century outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the issue guide… Welcome […] (continue)

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