Participatory budgeting in Scotland: The interplay of public service reform, community empowerment and social justice

Oliver Escobar, Fiona Garven, Chris Harkins, Kathleen Glazik, Simon Cameron, Ali Stoddart

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Abstract

Scotland has enthusiastically joined the global participatory budgeting (PB) movement in recent years and this chapter offers our take on the story so far. We are team of co-authors drawn from the PB Working Group and the PB Scotland Network, which brings together government officials, civil society practitioners and academic researchers to inform and support the development of PB. This chapter taps into evidence developed across these sectors. We use data from government reports, as well as evidence generated by NGOs and academic institutions The chapter combines our different perspectives to provide an overview of key milestones and developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHope for democracy
Subtitle of host publication30 years of participatory budgeting worldwide
EditorsNelson Dias
Place of PublicationFaro, Portugal
PublisherEpopeia Records & Oficina
Pages310
Number of pages334
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-54167-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • participatory budgeting
  • participatory democracy
  • democratic innovation

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