Blair (2012). Participatory Budgeting and Local Governance

Participatory budgeting has become a much used tool in the process of creating decentralized states, but what are the possibilities and risks of participatory budgeting from a democratic perspective?

In this paper the challenge of creating well-functioning systems for participatory budgeting that combines both efficiency and civic participation is examined by studying local participatory budgeting models in seven different countries. For policy-makers and local government officials, this can serve as a guideline for creating good systems for participatory budgeting models.

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