Participatory Budgeting Project

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit that empowers citizens in the US and Canada to have a voice in deciding how to spend their public money. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a relatively new concept; however, it is spreading fast. The first PB evolved in Brazil in 1989, and now there are over 1,500…

FCM : Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités

Abstract: FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) International provides ways for Canadian municipalities to engage with their counterparts around the world, to contribute knowledge, and to foster cooperation across a global network of local governments. Author(s): FCM Source(s): , Published: 2013 Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités (FCM), Ottawa (English; French ISBN/ISSN: /…

Project browser

Abstract: The project browser of the Canadian International Development Agency allows all projects to be browsed within the democratic governance sector, including those concerned with decentralization and support to sub-national government, democratic participation and civil society, and public finance. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Canadian international development agency (CIDA), Gatineau (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cidaweb/cpo.nsf/vWebProjBySectorOfFocusEn?OpenView&SoF=1100&cat=Democratic%20governance&altcat=Gouvernance%20d%E9mocratique&Expand=1#il

Local economic development and social economy : special thematic issue

Abstract: In this special issue of Universitas Forum experiences of local social economy from Quebec and Latin America are situated in a post-crisis global environment. They may illustrate an alternative paradigm that embeds economic initiatives in their social, cultural, political and historical contexts. Author(s): Canzanelli, Giancarlo; Mendell, Marguerite Source(s): , Universitas forum : [journal on…

Local government and participation

Abstract: The use of participatory learning and action (PLA) by local governments are discussed. One topic is how participation could be used to influence new styles of leadership that are more transparent and accountable. Author(s): Inglis, Andy Source(s): , PLA notes; 44 88 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs, 30 cm PLA notes 44 Published: 2002…