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Contingent democratisation? The rise and fall of participatory budgeting in Buenos Aires

Rodgers, Dennis (2010) Contingent democratisation? The rise and fall of participatory budgeting in Buenos Aires. Journal of Latin American Studies, 42 (1). pp. 1-27. ISSN 0022-216X

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Abstract

The implementation of participatory budgeting in Buenos Aires following the crisis of December 2001 was a highly unlikely event. The different parties involved had competing and contradictory agendas that did not coincide with participatory budgeting's stated aims of extending citizen participation in government, but these interacted in a way that contingently created a space for a viable process to develop. Subsequent political shifts led to the demise of participatory budgeting, but the Buenos Aires case is nevertheless important because it highlights the way in which such processes can emerge in the absence of strong programmatic politics, thereby potentially opening new avenues for the promotion of democratic innovation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: UT ISI:000277527100001
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2010 10:48
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28354/

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