Participatory democracy

28-03-2022

Whose democracy? The tumultuous road to effective civic participation

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Consulting citizens on decisions that affect them, such as deciding how to spend money more often than not collected from their wallets, is seen as a way to increase trust and accountability at all levels of government. But how can...
10-11-2021

Participatory budgeting: hype or democratic panacea?

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European cities are increasingly giving their inhabitants a voice on local matters by asking urbanites how to spend municipal budgets and engaging them on innovative platforms. Local leaders believe engaging citizens can strengthen democracy and speed up Europe’s green transition,...

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