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Brian Wampler
Dr. Brian Wampler is a Professor at Boise State University. Stephanie McNulty is an Associate professor at Franklin & Marshall College. Michael Touchton is an assistant professor at the University of Miami. All three have done extensive work on citizen participation and governance in the developing world.

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Participatory Budgeting: Does Evidence Match Enthusiasm?

Participatory budgeting (PB) empowers citizens to allocate portions of public budgets in a way that best fits the needs of the people. In turn, proponents expect PB to improve citizens’ lives in important ways, by expanding their participation in politics,…

Participatory Budgeting: Spreading Across the Globe

Participatory budgeting’s (PB) roots lie in a radical democratic project led by the leftist Workers’ Party in Porto Alegre, Brazil in the late 1980s. Radical democracy includes incorporating ordinary citizens into government decision-making priorities, an inversion that led governments to…

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