Leading to transformation? The case of participatory budgeting at local level in Ayacucho, Peru.
Participation in development claims to have a transformative potential. Does it really live up to such claim? To answer such question we must look at how change occurs in spaces where citizen participation is encouraged. This paper studies the case of participatory budgeting at local level in Ayacucho, Peru. Through this case the author assesses whether and how political capabilities of citizens are enhanced, as well as the change in dynamics of power relations that occur in regularized and invited citizen participation spaces.
|Keywords||budgeting, decision making, local level, participatory approach, power (social sciences), social participation|
|Publisher||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Sponsor||Authors: Gabriela Salinas Lanao|
Salinas Lanao, G.. (2007). Leading to transformation? The case of participatory budgeting at local level in Ayacucho, Peru.. ISS Working Paper Series / General Series (Vol. 438, pp. 1–60). Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/18756