Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política
versión impresa ISSN 0102-6445
SOUZA, Luciana Andressa Martins de. Participatory budgeting and new local political dynamics. Lua Nova [online]. 2011, n.84, pp. 245-285. ISSN 0102-6445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-64452011000300009.
The current study argues that the development of conflictiv relationships between Participatory Budgeting (PB), the Executive, the Legislative, and parties in the area of municipal government, in part explain the variations in reach of these participatory experiments. It compares three experiments in PB carried out in the interior of the state of São Paulo - Matão, Rio Claro, and São Carlos - that are similar in various ways, but which are distinguished by the variation in the trajectory of their PB programs (continuous, discontinuous, and broken) in the last three municipal administrations. In sum, it concludes that the patterns in conflictual relationships and cooperation between the studied local political actors contribute to the varying scope of PB, as to the emergence of new local political designs.
Palabras llave : Participatory Budgeting; Workers' Party (Brazil); local political institutions.