Participatory budgeting: Is it 'doorstep democracy' and does it liberate collective wisdom?
AuthorsDavies, David W.
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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.
PublisherUniversity of Chester
TypeThesis or dissertation
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