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  • Popular Democracyby Gianpaolo Baiocchi; Ernesto Ganuza

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Local participation is the new democratic imperative. In the United States, three-fourths of all cities have developed opportunities for citizen involvement in strategic planning. The World Bank has invested $85 billion over the last decade to support community participation worldwide. But even as these opportunities have become more popular, many... more...

  • Bootstrapping Democracyby Gianpaolo Baiocchi; Patrick Heller; Marcelo Silva

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    Despite increasing interest in how involvement in local government can improve governance and lead to civic renewal, questions remain about participation's real impact. This book investigates participatory budgeting?a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID development programs?to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy... more...

  • Civic Imaginationby Gianpaolo Baiocchi; Elizabeth A Bennett; Alissa Cordner; Peter Klein; Stephanie Savell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.95

    The Civic Imagination provides a rich empirical description of civic life and a broader discussion of the future of democracy in contemporary America. Over the course of a year, five researchers observed and participated in 7 civic organisations in a mid-sized US city. They draw on this ethnographic evidence to map the 'civic imaginations' that motivate... more...

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