Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
versión ISSN 0718-090X
MONTECINOS, EGON. Democracy Participatory and Participatory Budgeting in Chile: Complement or Subordination to the Representative Local Institutions?. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.1, pp. 63-89. ISSN 0718-090X. doi: 10.4067/S0718-090X2011000100004.
This paper analyzes the institutional predominant design in participatory budgeting in Chile. The study makes a contribution by filling de gap about the lack of knowledge of the models of participatory budgeting in places different from Brazil. The study identifies and compares four analytical dimensions in thirteen cases of participatory budgeting: the participative process, financial resources, legal framework and territoriality. The finding principal is that the context in which participative budgetings develop prevents it to complement adequately with the institutions of local representative democracy. The principal conclusion is that in Chile complementarity is not observed between these participative institutions and those representatives institutions to local scale.
Palabras clave : Municipalities; participatory budgeting; democracy; citizenship participation; participatory democracy.