Serving Multiple Masters?
Administration and Society p. 1
Participatory budgeting is fast becoming a popular form of public<br/>participation. Public managers play an important role in organizing and<br/>implementing participatory budgeting. Their role perceptions affect<br/>whether they use their discretion to limit or increase residents’ say in<br/>participatory processes. However, we know little about public managers’<br/>role perceptions in participatory budgeting. In this study, we develop a<br/>typology of public managers’ role perceptions in participatory budgeting<br/>using a Q-methodological analysis of public managers in seven municipal<br/>participatory budgeting projects in Belgium. We find evidence for four<br/>distinct perspectives: a managerial, citizen-centered, technocratic, and<br/>skeptical perspective.
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K (Koen) Migchelbrink, & SGJ (Steven) Van de Walle. (2021). Serving Multiple Masters?. Administration and Society. doi:10.1177/00953997211014476