The latest edition of the Journal of Public Deliberation is now available. Guest EditorsBrian Wampler from Boise State University, USA and Janette Hartz-Karp from Curtin University, Australia have brought together an interesting and distinguished range of discussions about the the spread of participatory budgeting across the globe.
Since its humble beginnings in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in the early 1990s, Participatory Budgeting (PB) programs are now being adopted by governments across the globe. This special issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation brings together leading scholars and practitioners of PB in order to expand our understanding about why PB programs are being adopted, how governments are adapting the rules and principles to meet different policy and political goals, and the impact of PB on civil society, state reform, and social well-being. We hope that this special issues helps to bridge an unnecessary divide that seems to separate "participationistas" and "deliberative democrats." Join in the conversation.