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Management and political status of institutional participation: census of the experiences of participatory budgeting in Brazil (1989-2014) and exploratory research on participatory democracy at municipal level (2013-2016)

Grant number: 14/20679-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: May 01, 2015 - April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal researcher:Wagner de Melo Romão
Grantee:Wagner de Melo Romão
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Brian Wampler ; Gabriela de Brelaz ; Luciana Ferreira Tatagiba ; Michael Touchton ; Paolo Spada ; Ursula Dias Peres ; Valdemir Aparecido Pires
Associated grant(s):14/50752-1 - Participatory democracy and citizenship trajectories: citizens militants and bureaucrats, AP.R SPRINT

Abstract

This research project is divided into two lines of work: the first, entitled Census OP Brazil, will take place on a census survey of the experiences of participatory budgeting (PB) in Brazil, from 1989 to 2014. The second, entitled DataParticipa, configures an exploratory research on the current state of initiatives in participatory democracy and open government carried out by municipal governments in the period between 2013 and 2016. Our intention is investigate more acutely the nature and extent of the relationship between instances and mechanisms of institutional participation in the context of their own municipal governments. This is still a bit matured theme in the literature, that was devoted to the description of internal mechanisms for participatory processes or maintained focus on how civil society occupying such instances. This research project is part of the concerns of those researchers who seek to understand how institutional participation influence government action, considering the variety of its political status within the government. In this sense, it also seeks to approach the debate on the effectiveness of these bodies and mechanisms in an attempt to measure its influence on the design and implementation of public policies. (AU)