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Why Citizen Participation Succeeds or Fails: A Comparative Analysis of Participatory Budgeting

Matt Ryan

Abstract

When and how do ordinary citizens gain substantial control over important collective decisions affecting their lives? This book provides new answers to that question by systematically accumulating evidence in novel ways. This comparative review of participatory budgeting reveals the factors behind its success and failures in achieving democratic engagement. The book describes the application of Qualitative Comparative Analysis to systematically accumulate evidence of citizens gain control over important collective decisions in Participatory Budgeting. Analysis shows that popular claims that t ... More

Keywords: Democratic Innovation, Participatory Budgeting, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, QCA, Participatory Democracy, Medium-N

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529209921
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529209921.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt Ryan, author
University of Southampton