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The implementation, continuation, and self-reproduction of Participatory Budgeting: an approach from institutions, local political actors, and multiple arenas (electoral, governamental, and legislative)

Grant number: 12/21434-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 10, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Behavior
Principal researcher:Adrian Gurza Lavalle
Grantee:Luciana Andressa Martins de Souza
Home Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project aims to demonstrate that patterns of relationships amongst the Executive, the Legislative, local parties, and political leadership in the electoral, governmental, and legislative arenas help to explain the implementation and continuation of PB. Additionally, we investigated the effects of the developments of relations between the political actors mentioned in the self-reproduction of PB, i.e. in the pluralization of participatory levels of government and society. Therefore, we propose to examine three pairs of experiences in PB developed within the interior of the state of São Paulo - São Carlos and Piracicaba, Rio Claro and Leme, and Matão and Sertãozinho - distinguished by the variations in their trajectories in the last four municipal administrations (continuous, discontinuous, and interrupted). In addition, each pair of cities is distinguished among themselves by the party that led PB initiative (the PT, among others).