Participatory Budgeting and the Radical Imagination: In Europe but not in Canada?

@inproceedings{Maley2010ParticipatoryBA,
  title={Participatory Budgeting and the Radical Imagination: In Europe but not in Canada?},
  author={Terry S. Maley},
  year={2010}
}
Participatory budgets are recent interventions that have sought to counter neoliberalism in the global south and north. I critically assess the claim that they constitute new democratic spaces in which marginal and poor citizens create practices of self-government based on principles of social justice and democratic deliberation. Tracing the ‘migration’ of PBs from Porto Alegre to the EU to Canada, I ask why one less radical variant, Alternative Budgets (ABs), has become the default left… CONTINUE READING