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Participatory Budgeting: From Porto Alegre, Brazil to the U.S.

Mike Mensner, Juscha Robinson, September 2010

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« Participatory democracy » is a central feature of the solidarity economy. In this essay, Mike Mensner and Juscha Robinson discuss this concept, focusing on the practice of « participatory budgeting, » an innovation first made famous in Brazil but now spreading to more than 1,000 cities worldwide.

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