Participatory Budgeting Hits New York City | Pretty Good Piece in The Nation

Participatory Budgeting Hits New York City | The Nation. Elizabeth Whitman has written a pretty good piece in the Nation about NY’s Participatory Budget.  What’s esp nice about it is that she considers critical perspectives pretty centrally. Participatory Budgeting Hits New York City Elizabeth Whitman April 16, 2012 A community resource center to help residents find jobs … Continue reading Participatory Budgeting Hits New York City | Pretty Good Piece in The Nation

Transformation Institutionalized? New Essay on the Lula Era

I share with you below a new essay written with two friends, Einar Braathen and Ana Claudia Teixeira.  The essay is available here as a PDF, and is forthcoming in a new book edited by Christian Stokke and Olle Tornquist. (Comments are welcome, and we’d ask that you cite the essay as we suggest in … Continue reading Transformation Institutionalized? New Essay on the Lula Era

Food is Bad for You – Top Nutritional Conspiracies

Used to be that if you were going to have some crunchy people over for dinner you could safely bet on hippie dinner staples: beans, unspecified grain-plus stews, a brick  of homemade zucchini bread, slightly clumpy homemade yogurt, and maybe a delicious carob-and-rhubarb crumble.  Or if they were staying over, you could surely impress with … Continue reading Food is Bad for You – Top Nutritional Conspiracies

International Conference on Participatory Budgeting celebrates US Processes

Now in our second day, the first (?) international conference on Participatory Budgeting on US soil drew many of the names associated with international processes, like Yves Cabbanes, Jez Hall, and  Giovanni Allegretti.  Brazilian representatives have included Pedro Pontual (representing the Federal Government), Tarson Nuñez (of the state government of Rio Grande do Sul), and … Continue reading International Conference on Participatory Budgeting celebrates US Processes