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Participatory Budgeting in Asia and Europe

Key Challenges of Participation

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About this book

Citizens' participation, especially participatory budgeting, has spread out in both continents, even if the context is very different. This book offers an overview of the latest developments in democratic innovation, presenting contributions from scholars and practitioners of each continent who are highly recognised as experts in their fields.


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About the authors

YVES SINTOMER is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Political Science at Paris 8 University, France. Since 2009, he has also been guest professor at Neuchâtel University, Switzerland.

RUDOLF TRAUB-MERZ holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Tübingen, Germany where he specialized on the political economy of development in Africa. In 1986, he joined the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), and subsequently, became country representative in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and the Philippines.

JUNHUA ZHANG is Professor in the Political Science department at the College of Public Administration at Zhejiang University, China. He served as the Director of the Asian Center for Development and Transformation in Berlin, Germany until 2006.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Participatory Budgeting in Asia and Europe

  • Book Subtitle: Key Challenges of Participation

  • Editors: Y. Sintomer, R. Traub-Merz, J. Zhang

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-00914-2Published: 25 March 2013

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 269

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