Since Brazil adopted a new constitution in 1988, a significant development of participatory institutions – such as participatory budgeting and a variety of policy councils – has been taking place to create opportunities for citizens to participate in policy making, implementation, and evolution. 334 more words
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - If you could directly decide how to spend your tax dollars, what would you choose?
The results are in from just such an experiment in the city. 216 more words
Nowadays, scholars and practitioners of participatory democracy and citizen engagement suggest a variety of innovative ways by which citizens can make their own voices heard in the policy decision-making and implementation process and they work together with government agencies to advance the common good. 561 more words
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Have you ever hated how your tax dollars are being spent?
Residents in St. Louis’ sixth ward, which includes swaths of downtown, Midtown, and the near south side, are getting to vote on what projects their alderman will spend money on. 254 more words