Towards a Smart and Sustainable City with the Involvement of Public Participation?The Case of Wroclaw
Bednarska-Olejniczak, D.; Olejniczak, J.; Svobodová, L. Towards a Smart and Sustainable City with the Involvement of Public Participation—The Case of Wroclaw. Sustainability 2019, 11, 332.
Attitudes towards citizen participation in the local decision-making process: a comparative analysis
Dubravka Jurlina AlibegoviÄ
The Difference in Design: Participatory Budgeting in Brazil and the United States
Gilman, Hollie and Wampler, Brian (2019) "The Difference in Design: Participatory Budgeting in Brazil and the United States," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 15 : Iss. 1 , Article 7.
Strengthening Community Councils
Exploring how community councils can contribute to democratic renewal in Scotland
Co-Designing the Future of the Participatory Budgeting Movement
The Participatory Budgeting Exchange: Summary of Outcomes & Next Steps
Evidence vs Democracy: How 'mini-publics' can traverse the gap between citizens, experts, and evidence
How ‘mini-publics’ can traverse the gap between citizens, experts, and evidence
Rewiring Democracy: Subconscious Technologies, Conscious Engagement, and the Future of Politics
A project from Public Agenda created in partnership with the Democracy Fund
Authored by: Matt Leighninger and Quixada Moore-Vissing
How to increase public engagement and participation with local governance
A systematic review of the public administration literature to identify how to increase public engagement and participation with local governance
The effects of economic crises on participatory democracy
This paper examines the impact of economic conditions on participatory democracy
What happened when participatory budgeting came to the nordic countries?
8 Translation and Institutional Change: What Happened when Participatory Budgeting Came to the Nordic Countries?
Deliberation in Democracy 's Dark Times
Curato, Nicole and Parry, Lucy J. (2018) "Deliberation in Democracy's Dark Times," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 2 , Article 2
Authoritarianism and Deliberative Democracy: Responding to Our Current Political Times and Contexts
Shaffer, Timothy J. and Black, Laura W. (2018) "Authoritarianism and Deliberative Democracy: Responding to Our Current Political Times and Contexts," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 2 , Article 1.
Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory
The 17th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy, was held in Montréal in June 2017. The proceedings offer highlights of the deliberations and discussions held over the course of the four days of meetings.
Using Virtual Reality to Increase Civic Participation in Designing Public Spaces
Published in: Proceedings of the European Conference on Digital Government, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Oct. 2018.
Publication of the report: Influencing politics with signatures? Models and experiences of local citizens' initiative
The study has counted on the support of the IOPD and the Barcelona City Council.
Hope for Democracy
Five years after the first edition, "Hope for Democracy" returns with new and updated perspectives of participatory budgeting worldwide.
Growing a stronger local democracy from the ground up
Report from the Kirklees Democracy Commission
Democracy Perception Index 2018
The Democracy Perception Index (DPI) is a research project conducted by Dalia Research, in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies and Rasmussen Global, to measure citizens’ trust in government.
Participatory Budgeting: Could It Diminish Health Disparities in the United States?
Carolin Hagelskamp & David Schleifer & Chloe Rinehart & Rebecca Silliman
Citizen agency in democratic reform: towards substantive and sustainable democratic innovation
Paper prepared for ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop WS05: Can participatory reforms save representative democracy? April 2018 University of Nicosia Carolyn M. Hendriks The Crawford School of Public Policy Australian National University E: Albert W. Dzur Political Science and Philosophy Bowling Green State University E
A Democracy called Facebook? Participation as a Privacy Strategy on Social Media
Severin Engelmann , Jens Grossklags , and Orestis Papakyriakopoulos
Innovation and empowerment in Finland
How citizens and technology are reshaping government through crowdsourcing
Statewide Initiative Guide
The Secretary of the State of California
Citizen's Guide to Town Meetings
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Porto Alegre: Participatory Budgeting and the Challenge of Sustaining Transformative Change
Rebecca Abers, Igor Brandão, Robin King, and Daniely Votto
International IDEA Constitution-Building Primer 13
The Impact of Local Participation on Community Support for Natural Resource Management
The Case of Mining in Northern Canada and Northern Sweden
Outsourcing Participatory Democracy: Critical Reflections on the Participatory Budgeting Experiences in Taiwan
Wan, Poe Yu-ze (2018) "Outsourcing Participatory Democracy: Critical Reflections on the Participatory Budgeting Experiences in Taiwan," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 1 , Article 7.
Does Public Participation Really Matter? The Case of Iceland's Crowdsourced Constitution
Alexander Hudson. University of Texas at Austin
The Instrumental Value of Deliberative Democracy ? Or, do we have Good Reasons to be Deliberative Democrats?
Kuyper, Jonathan W. (2018) "The Instrumental Value of Deliberative Democracy – Or, do we have Good Reasons to be Deliberative Democrats?,"
Dramatizing Deliberation: A method for encouraging young people to think about their rights
Coleman, Stephen; Pothing, Kruakae; and Weston, Sarah (2018) "Dramatizing Deliberation: A method for encouraging young people to think about their rights," Journal of Public Deliberation
Improving Social Well- Being Through New Democratic Institutions
Michael Touchton and Brian Wampler.
Paradigm or paradox? The 'cumbersome impasse' of the participatory turn in Brazilian urban planning
Abigail Friendly Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Kristine Stiphany College of Architecture, Texas Tech University, USA
Participatory-deliberative processes and public policy agendas: lessons for policy and practice
Adrian Bua & Oliver Escobar (2018): Participatory-deliberative processes and public policy agendas: lessons for policy and practice, Policy Design and Practice, DOI:
Russian experience of citizen's participation in addressing local issues
This publication is part of the joint project ‘Strengthening Participatory Budgeting in Russian Federation Regions in 2016–2018’, implemented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the World Bank.
A Guide to Tactical Data Engagement
A Guide by Sunlight Foundation
English Local Elections 3rd May 2017 Report
Report by Democracy Volunteers
The civic support paradox: Fighting unequal participation in deprived neighbourhoods
Article of Evelien Tonkens and Imrat Verhoeven from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Report of the working group on evaluation of participatory practices 2016-2017
Report prepared by the Document prepared by the Basque Observatory of Housing
Deliberation or Simulated Deliberation?
Peter Levine (Tisch College, Tufts University
Deliberating Public Policy Issues with Adolescents: Classroom Dynamics and Sociocultural Considerations
Margaret Crocco (Michigan State University), Avner Segall (Michigan State University), Anne-Lise Halvorsen (Michigan State University), Rebecca Jacobsen (Michigan State University)
Understanding the everyday work of local participatory governance in Scotland
Community Planning Officials Survey
Participatory Budgeting in Kenya
Kenya Accountable Devolution Program - World Bank
Participatory Budgeting in Poland ? Missing Link in Urban Regeneration Process
Dorota Kamrowska-Zaluskaa, a GdaÄsk University of Technology, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 GdaÄsk, Poland
Participatory budgeting in Poland
Dorota Bednarska-Olejniczak, JarosÅaw Olejniczak
Wroclaw University of Economics
Counter-Governance: Citizen Participation beyond Collaboration
The theory and practice of urban governance in recent years has undergone both a collaborative and participatory turn. The strong connection between collaboration and participation has meant that citizen participation in urban governance has been conceived in a very particular way: as varying levels of partnership between state actors and citizens
Legislature by Lot
by John Gastil and Erik Olin Wright
Developing a model for open government in the EU
This report was commissioned by the Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI)
Assessment of the 2016 Massachusetts Citizens' Initiative Review Pilot on Question 4
Research report prepared concurrently for the Massachusetts CIR Pilot Project and the Democracy Fund
Democracy at Dusk? V-Dem Annual Report 2017
V-Dem is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. The project’s multidimensional, nuanced and disaggregated approach acknowledges the complexity of the concept of democracy
Yearbook of Local Democracy 2017
This publication is a compilation of the elections that were held in 2017 to elect mayors, councilors and other elected officials of local governments.
Participatory Budgeting in Paris: Act, Reflect, Grow
Publication of the Paris Participatory Budgeting by Yves Cabanes
A Guide to Participatory Budgeting in Schools
A project by the Participatory Budgeting Project
Public Participation and Democratic Innovations
Assessing Democratic Institutions and Processes for Deepening and Increased Public Participation in Political Decision-Making
Participatory Budgeting A meta-level review
Authors: Rebecca Rumbul, Alex Parsons, Jen Bramley
Published by mySociety
Building civic capacity in an area of democratic crisis
Published by New America
Authors: Hollie Russon Gilman & K. Sabeel Rahman
The origins of participatory budgeting in Spain
Ernesto Ganuza Fernández (IESA-CSIC)
Antwerp participatory budgeting
Citizen-led process stimulates solutions and influences policies.
Participatory budgeting: next generation democracy
White Paper by the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP): How innovative leaders are reaching more people, bridging community divides, & making government work.
Local solutions to local problems: innovation in public participation
Dr Nick Bland (University of Edinburgh)
Forms of mini-publics: an introduction to deliberative innovations in democratic practice
This paper introduces a range of democratic innovations known as ‘mini-publics’ and outlines key features, how they work, and how they may improve opportunities for citizens to contribute to public deliberation and participatory governance.
Toward an Accountability Revolution? Citizen Participation and the SDGs
This Working Paper will appear as a Chapter in the book, From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, edited by Raj Desai, Hiroshi Kato, Homi Kharas, and John McArthur, and to be published by Brookings Institution Press in 2018
'Hard to reach' or 'easy to ignore'? Promoting equality in community engagement
This evidence review explores the intersection between community engagement and inequality. It examines evidence, from Scotland and the UK, on what is being done to overcome inequality in community engagement.
eDemocracy and eParticipation
"e-Democracy and e-Participation: the precious first steps and the way forward"
The Global State of Democracy
Exploring Democracy's Resilience, first edition by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
Citizens, Participation and the Economy
Interim Report of the RSA Citizens' Economic Council
Reema Patel and Kayshani Gibbon
A Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Experiment on the World's Largest Participatory Budgeting Vote in Brazil
Tiago Peixoto, Fredrik Sjoberg and Jonathan Mellon
Empathy in a Citizen Deliberation Experiment
This article examines the role of empathy in citizen deliberation with the help of a deliberative experiment on immigration.
25 Questions on Initiative Budgeting
Kudrin Foundation for the Support of Ð¡ivil Initiatives
A City starts with people: Cascais Participatory Budgeting
A wave of citizenship always on the rise
The Sustainable Development Goals -SDGs in the municipal map
Localizing the SDGs, the case of Chefchaouen in Morocco.
A Users' Guide to Measuring Local Governance
This Guide is intended to respond to an increasing demand from UNDP Country Offices and a wide range of national stakeholders for guidance on the multiplicity of tools and methods that are being used to measure, assess and monitor governance at the local level. The Guide uses the term ‘local governance’ to cover the range of governance issues that exist at the local level, including decentralisation of policies and processes, the roles and inter-relationships of different actors a
Mechanisms for attracting citizen participation of 19th Tehran region in the development of green space in Velayat Park
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 5(2), 157-162.
Open Data and Citizen Engagement, Philippines
Gabriel Baleos founded and currently runs Loopr Apps Corporation, a development consulting firm specializing in civic tech. His consulting practice focuses on open data, ICT for development and governance and fintech. Liza Garcia is Executive Director of the Foundation for Media Alternatives, Philippines. She specializes in women's rights and ICTs. Jessamine Pacis is a Program Officer at Foundation for
Participatory Budgeting: Spreading Across the Globe
Published in Open Government Partnership
Learning from Your Neighbor: The Value of Public Participation Evaluation For Public Policy Dispute Resolution
John B. Stephens University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Berner University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, email@example.com
Evaluating participation in water resource management: A review
G. Carr, G. Blöschl, D. P. Loucks
A Manager's Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation
Tina Nabatchi, Syracuse University
IBM Center for The Business of Government
Evaluating Public Participation in Environmental Policy-Making
Bing Ran, Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US
Published on the Journal of US-China Public Administration, ISSN 1548-6591 April 2012, Vol. 9, No. 4, 407-423
Report Publication: Participatory Budgeting
Public Policy Institute for Wales Report Publication on Participatory Budgeting
Deliberative Platform Design: The case study of online discussions in Decidim Barcelona
Paper on the Barcelona's Participatory Online Platform: Decidim
Aragón P,. Kaltenbrunner A., Calleja-López A., Pereira A., Monterde A., Barandiaran, X. & Gómez V. (2017). Deliberative Platform Design: The case study of online discussions in Decidim Barcelona. SocInfo ’17 – The 9th International Conference on Social Informatics, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Unheard Voices: The Challenge of Inducing Women's Civic Speech
World Bank Group: Development Research Group Poverty and Inequality Team June 2017
The All Affected Interests Principle in Democratic Theory and Practice
Paper published in IHS Political Science Series Working Paper 145 June 2017 by Mark E. Warren
Innovation, sustainability and democracy: an analysis of grassroots contributions
Smith, Adrian, and Andrew Stirling (2018). “Innovation, Sustainability and Democracy: An Analysis of Grassroots Contributions,” Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics 6(1): 64–97.
Report of the Capacity Building Workshop on Transparent and Accountable Cities: innovative solutions for municipal management and finance
Uraía is a project of UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlement Programme and FMDV, the Global Fund for the development of cities.
Institutionalizing Deliberative Democracy: the 'Tuscany laboratory
University of Bologna, Italy
Charting Uncharted Waters: Participatory Budgeting as a Novel Transitional Justice Guarantee of Non?Recurrence of the Conflict in Colombia?
Dajer Barguil, Diana
Centre for SocioâLegal Studies. University of Oxford
Deliberative Democracy in India
Ramya Parthasarathy Department of Political Science Stanford University
Vijayendra Rao Development Research Group The World Bank
Moving beyond input legitimacy: When do democratic innovations affect policy making?
Published in European Journal of Political Research
Thamy Pogrebinschi WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Germany;
Matt Ryan University of Southampton, UK
Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) 2016-2017 Annual Report
The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada.
Open Government: The Global Context and the Way Forward
This report provides an in-depth, evidence-based analysis of open government initiatives and the challenges countries face in implementing and co-ordinating them.
New Zealand local authorities Community Engagement Plan
Prepared by McKinlay Douglas Ltd
Strategic framework for mainstreaming citizen engagement in World Bank Group Operations
External Consultations Summary
Community Planning Toolkit
Developed by Community Places through the support of the BIG Lottery Fund 2014
Montreal Final Declaration
Final Declaration of the 17th IOPD Conference "Participation without exclusion"
Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority
Council of Europe Treaty Series - No. 207
Hear the Voice, Make the Change: Guide to evaluating PB processes
10 essential actions to record, monitor and evaluate the impact of a PB programme
Democracy at Work: Moving beyond elections to improve well-being
Michael Touchton Assistant Professor of Political Science University of Miami
Brian Wampler Professor and Chair of Political Science Boise State University bwampler[@]boisestate.edu
Natasha Borges Sugiyama Associate Professor of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Participatory planning processes in Indian cities: its challenges and opportunities
Sudeept M and de Faria J V, 2017, Participatory planning processes in Indian cities: Its challenges and opportunities. Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress, vol.2 (1): 1–17. http://doi.org/10.18063/JSUPP.2017.01.001.
In Switzerland, citizens have the last word on money matters
If citizens in the Swiss town of Aarau think that their politicians plan to waste too much money, they can interfere using a special veto power. Although it is rarely used, the measure’s effects manifest themselves in other ways.
Ceding Power : Participatory Budgeting
Health and Social Care Academy
Do You See What I See? Perception and Navigation in Online Deliberation
Do You See What I See?
Perception and Navigation in Online Deliberation
W. Ben Towne
Ph.D. Thesis (SC)
Assessing the effectiveness of e-petitioning through Twitter conversations
MOLLY ASHER Data Science Intern, University of Leeds, UK
CRISTINA LESTON BANDEIRA Professor of Politics, University of Leeds, UK
VIKTORIA SPAISER University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds, UK
26 Community Engagement Case Studies
Compiled by INN and Dot Connector Studio with support from the Democracy Fund
Urban Planning and Design Labs tools for integrated and participatory urban planning
UN-Habitat’s Lab Publication
Assessment of the 2016 Arizona Citizens' Initiative Review Pilot on Proposition 205
Report prepared concurrently for the Arizona CIR Advisory Board and the Democracy Fund
City of Bristol Citizen Participation Plan
City of Bristol (Connecticut) Citizen Participation Plan
2016 World Forum for Democracy Report
2016 World Forum for Democracy Final Report: Democracy and equality: does education matter ?
The slacktivism crossroad: causal relationships between online and offline political participation
Keywords: online participation, turnout, protest, strikes, slacktivism
The Winner Takes it All: The Effect of Direct Democracy on Democratic Satisfaction and Political Trust Revisited
Paper prepared for the ‘Political Trust in Contemporary Representative Democracies’ 24-25 November 2016, Barcelona
Power to the People
Balancing direct and deliberative democracy in participatory budgeting processes
The Illustrated Guide to Participatory City
Participatory City is supported by Lankelly Chase Foundation. Lankelly Chase aims to bring about lasting change in the lives of people currently most disadvantaged in our society
9th IOPD Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation"
The Distinction “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” is an award given annually by the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) to recognize public policies implemented by local governments.