participatory budgeting

Media społecznościowe w procesie budowy społeczeństwa obywatelskiego Lublina

Author: Kinga Małgorzata Jarmołowicz
Institution: Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie
Year of publication: 2016
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Pages: 28-44
DOI Address: -
PDF: kim/2016_2/kim2016203.pdf

Social media in the process of building civil society in Lublin
Abstract: Implementation of the policy of participatory management of the city includes the active involvement of citizens in the processes of co-decision. The involvement of the residents in the policy of urban space development gains more and more recognition among the local authority regulating the rules of cooperation with the citizens in the local and national law. Implementation of new communication tools is a response to social needs, as results of social needs and made them used by the residents. Natural stage communication process has to incorporate social media into a dialogue with the residents.
Below I present an analysis of social media and the role they play a in the process of building civil society Lublin. In this article I will present the media used by the City of Lublin in communicating with residents, the role of social media in this process and the level of social involvement in the communication process with the use of Facebook.
Looking at the city as a place for the realisation of the residents’ needs, one cannot overlook the instruments for their implementation. Every city builds its own code of activity. The success of the residents in the realisation of their projects equals the success of the authorities in the implementation of the participatory city management policy.

Participatory Budgeting as a Form of Direct Democracy at the Local Level

Author: Anna Pięta-Szawara
Institution: University of Rzeszów
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7237-295X
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 355-366
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppk.2019.06.26
PDF: ppk/52/ppk5226.pdf

The paper discusses participatory budgeting as one of the institutions of direct democracy and a form of co-decision of residents in the process of spending public funds at the disposal of local government units. Its essence is the activation of citizens, building trust and cooperation between the authorities and the inhabitants, as well as the implementation of the principles of equality and social justice. The significance of the participatory budgeting as a new form of influence on the decisions of the local government apparatus is not so much about ensuring citizens participation in managing public finances as it is primarily about education and increasing public awareness in the area of democratization of local government. The participatory budgeting in Poland was considered in the view of models of democracy: direct, representative (conventional) and participatory.

Wrocław Civic Budget. Social Innovation Adapted in Polish Local Government

Author: Małgorzata Madej
Institution: University of Wrocław
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5274-8614
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 583-601
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2019405
PDF: ppsy/48-4/ppsy2019405.pdf

The paper explores Wrocław Civic Budget in the context of procedures and impact. It reviews various data to present different aspects of this process: number of projects submitted and implemented, citizens’ participation in the selection process, geographical distribution of the implemented projects and their contents, showing the significant fall in the citizens’ interest in the process after two years of its implementation. The paper aims to analyze whether the project in its current form actually succeeds in activating the citizens’ and involving them in the local decision-making on one hand, and changing the city on the other. The effectiveness of participatory budgeting in Wrocław is explored, considering such criteria as reliability, impact, activation and innovativeness. The data reveal both the successes and drawbacks of Wrocław Civic Budget, allowing for presentation of recommendations.

Participatory Budgeting in Poland AD 2019: Expectations, Changes and Reality

Author: Krzysztof Makowski
Institution: WSB University in Toruń
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 642-652
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2019409
PDF: ppsy/48-4/ppsy2019409.pdf

Discussion whether to formalize participatory budgeting or not has been solved. Again, this time it has happened without scholars’ engagement. Given this situation, can we say that whoever is satisfied? The amendment of the act that introduced legal form of participatory budgeting as a new tool of public consultation does not meet anyone expectations. The reason to think so is that there is no new and compulsory form of public engagement in financial decisions. Moreover, organizational framework and the huge variety of using participatory budgeting have been turned to uniform pattern. Equally, it is hard to agree that implemented solutions, previously though as a way to increase citizens’ involvement in functioning and scrutiny part of public bodies, have been met.

Civic Budget in Elbląg. Selected Legal and Political Science Issues

Author: Paulina Glejt-Uziębło
Institution: University of Gdansk
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6482-5253
Author: Krzysztof Sidorkiewicz
Institution: State University of Applied Sciences in Elbląg
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6130-2526
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 391-402
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppk.2020.06.32
PDF: ppk/58/ppk5832.pdf

The study is devoted to the presentation of the functioning of the civic budget in Elbląg from the normative and practical perspective. The authors focus on selected legal and political science issues, i.e. the initiative to submit proposals of tasks to be financed from the civic budget, the territorial and subjective scope of submitted projects and selected aspects of how this form of public consultations works in practice. The results of the research lead to the conclusion that, despite the fact that eight editions of the civic budget have already been carried out, the city has not developed an ideal model of its functioning. The biggest problems seem to be manifested in the legislative inconsistency and the weakening interest of residents.

COVID-19 and Direct Contact-Free Democracy - Experiences from Poland

Author: Mariusz Popławski
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5563-5308
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 603-614
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppk.2020.06.49
PDF: ppk/58/ppk5849.pdf

The purpose of this article is to analyze the behavior of local authorities on the issue of participatory budget in the situation of confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. A new category has been introduced here - direct contact-free democracy, which aims to emphasize the need to avoid personal contact while continuing the performance of mechanisms accompanying democracy. To verify the accepted hypothesis, an existing sources analysis, and a survey, in which more than 40 cities with district rights participated, were conducted.

Participatory Budgeting in Madrid - Introduction to the Subject Matter

Author: Paulina Glejt-Uziębło
Institution: University of Gdansk
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6482-5253
Year of publication: 2021
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Pages: 141-150
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppk.2021.06.11
PDF: ppk/64/ppk6411.pdf

This article synthetically describes the functioning of participatory budgeting in Madrid. It points out both the origins of this tool of semi-direct democracy and its current form. It addresses normative, systemic, and social issues. The text also contains an evaluation of the solutions adopted in the Spanish capital.

Public Participation as an Element of Social Security

Author: Daniel Urbański
Institution: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Year of publication: 2014
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Pages: 193-203
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2014.06.11
PDF: kie/106/kie10611.pdf

From the point of view of social policy, the need of security is considered as the indispensable part of functioning and development of every society. Citizens’ participation avers that the inhabitants will have the possibility of taking part in making decisions about their own surrounding, which results in development of the sense of security. The actions taken in the social space initiate the existence of the selfaware civil society. This article’s main aim is to discuss the possibilities of assuring the social security through civil commitment and their active participation in the public life. The formal instruments that occur in the system of Polish law (i.e. a participation in the open debate, a participation in the elections, a legislative initiative) have been analyzed. Those instruments enable to the residents the participation and codecision making and, what follows, they contribute towards forming broadly defined security.

Model budżetu obywatelskiego w Polsce – próba uporządkowania zagadnień teoretycznych

Author: Jakub Gnela
Institution: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Year of publication: 2022
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Pages: 161-174
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/athena.2022.73.10
PDF: apsp/73/apsp7310.pdf

Model of participatory budget in Poland: an attempt to organize theoretical issues

The term of a ‘model/models’ of the civic (participatory) budget (CB) has not been discussed more widely in the Polish literature so far. There are also no publications comparing the existing typologies or classifications. In the article, the author presents what the civic budget model is and its definition in political science research. Various approaches are presented based on both Polish and English-language literature on the subject. The main aim of the article is to propose a model of civic budget in Poland. For this purpose, the author presents practical solutions of the Polish CB and, on this basis, distinguishes between general models (based on the scale of the entire state) and specific models (based on the solutions in local government units). The author also presents the components of these general and specific models.

Problemy konstrukcji prawnej budżetu obywatelskiego

Author: Juliusz Góraj
Institution: Uniwersytet Łódzki
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0005-5036-4659
Year of publication: 2023
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Pages: 151-163
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppk.2023.05.11
PDF: ppk/75/ppk7511.pdf

Problems of the Legal Structure of the Participatory Budgeting

The article subjected the regulation of the participatory budget to a critical analysis as internally contradictory and controversial (including constitutional doubts). It pointed out some resulting paradoxes and discrepancies between practice and jurisprudence in fundamental issues: the eligible participants and the permissibility of using specific personal data. Because such a state of affairs is unacceptable in a democratic legal state and attempts to resolve it through interpretative means have not yielded satisfactory results, selected arguments for providing participatory budgeting with new legal framework are presented. It also highlighted some benefits that could arise from regulating the participatory budget within electoral law (as a distinct type of local referendum) and proposed in an outline some specific solutions.

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