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Author Montambeault, Françoise, author.

Title The politics of local participatory democracy in Latin America : institutions, actors, and interactions / Françoise Montambeault
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 265 pages) : illustrations
Contents How does success vary? : redefining democratic success -- Why do cases vary? : a comparative approach -- Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl : participatory democracy or clientelistic participation? -- León : participation as fragmented inclusion -- Recife : from clientelism to disempowering cooption -- Belo Horizonte : the route toward democratic cooperation? -- Conclusion : comparative lessons for participatory democracy theory
Summary Participatory democracy innovations aimed at bringing citizens back into local governance processes are now at the core of the international democratic development agenda. Municipalities around the world have adopted local participatory mechanisms of various types in the last two decades, including participatory budgeting, the flagship Brazilian program, and participatory planning, as it is the case in several Mexican municipalities. Yet, institutionalized participatory mechanisms have had mixed results in practice at the municipal level. So why and how does success vary? This book sets out to answer that question
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
Notes English
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Subject Local government -- Mexico -- Citizen participation -- Case studies
Democracy -- Mexico -- Case studies
Local government -- Brazil -- Citizen participation -- Case studies
Democracy -- Brazil -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Local government -- Citizen participation.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies.
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780804796576