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Brazil Let its Citizens Make Decisions About City Budgets: Here's What Happened (blog post)
The Washington Post: The Monkey Cage (2014)
  • Brian Wampler, Boise State University
  • Michael Touchton, Boise State University
Abstract
This post looks at research by Wampler and Touchton on the positive effects of citizen participation in local politics. Based on data from nearly 20 years of participatory budgeting, they argue that the process produces changes in government spending patterns, decreases infant mortality rates and, perhaps most importantly, that these effects grow stronger over time. Their findings were published in an academic article in Comparative Political Studies.
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Publication Date
January 22, 2014
Citation Information
Brian Wampler and Michael Touchton. "Brazil Let its Citizens Make Decisions About City Budgets: Here's What Happened (blog post)" The Washington Post: The Monkey Cage (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_touchton/9/