Participatory budgeting: Is it 'doorstep democracy' and does it liberate collective wisdom?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/269154
Title:
Participatory budgeting: Is it 'doorstep democracy' and does it liberate collective wisdom?
Authors:
Davies, David W.
Abstract:
This dissertation provides an analysis of the increasing role Participatory Budgeting has as a mechanism for the local community to be directly involved in decisions on spending and prioritising public funds at a local level. Harnessing existing research on the subject and referencing the current topical debate on the Government's 'Big Society', this study reflects on Denbighshire County Council's philosophy of adopting the principles of Participatory Budgeting and provides an analysis of the subject through the adoption of a questionnaire and the observation of a particular local case study. The disseration finally identifies key recommendations on the future direction Participatory Budgeting should take within the council supported by a suggested implementation plan.
Advisors:
Webb, Paul
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/269154
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorWebb, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavies, David W.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-12T10:09:44Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-12T10:09:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/269154-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation provides an analysis of the increasing role Participatory Budgeting has as a mechanism for the local community to be directly involved in decisions on spending and prioritising public funds at a local level. Harnessing existing research on the subject and referencing the current topical debate on the Government's 'Big Society', this study reflects on Denbighshire County Council's philosophy of adopting the principles of Participatory Budgeting and provides an analysis of the subject through the adoption of a questionnaire and the observation of a particular local case study. The disseration finally identifies key recommendations on the future direction Participatory Budgeting should take within the council supported by a suggested implementation plan.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rightsContains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0. on p. 30en_GB
dc.subjectparticipatory budgetingen_GB
dc.subjectlocal governmenten_GB
dc.titleParticipatory budgeting: Is it 'doorstep democracy' and does it liberate collective wisdom?en_GB
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.departmentDenbighshire County Councilen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameMBAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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