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Participatory Budgeting - Various approaches in Slovakia

  • El Salvador
  • Review of Applied Socio- Economic Research
Jana Gašparíková


The concept of participatory budgeting represents restoration for public space and community life and financing of different public projects. Participatory budgeting is a new instrument included within previous political instruments that have influenced the political culture of Slovak public officials regarding decision-making processes about municipal budgets and also their level of acceptance of active citizen participation in these decision-making processes This participative budgeting had strong impact on behaviour of citizens in certain regions and localities.