Citizen participation in the budget process and local government accountability: Case studies of organizational learning from the United States and South Korea

Soojin Kim, Hindy Schachter

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Abstract

Citizen participation in budgeting can be a governmental mechanism to minimize organizational learning pathologies resulting from sole reliance on an administrative accountability model. This study analyzes case studies of Los Angeles and Bukgu, South Korea, to show how participative budgeting combines exploration and refinement strategies to create processes that foster information exchange between citizens and public officials. Although the analysis finds representativeness problems in both cases, scholars, administrators, and citizen advocates should have an interest in the narratives on how cities construct and refine processes that can improve citizen-administrator information exchange.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-471
Number of pages16
JournalPublic Performance and Management Review
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management

Keywords

  • budget process
  • citizen involvement
  • citizen participation
  • participatory budgeting

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