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Testing the Participation Hypothesis: Evidence from Participatory Budgeting

This paper examines the impact of local participatory democracy initiatives on individual voter turnout in ordinary elections, using the example of participatory budgeting (PB). Such initiatives often aspire to create more activated citizens, but …

Measuring Displacement: Assessing Proxies for Involuntary Residential Mobility

Research has repeatedly found that displacement is not more likely in gentrifying neighborhoods. Since the dependent variable — displacement — is difficult to measure, researchers resort to a variety of proxy measures for it. I classify three types …

When Measurement Matters: Displacement, Gentrification, Residential Mobility

When Progressive Mayors Aren't Enough: Homes for All and Trans-Local Social Movements

Model Employers and Model Cities?: Bangalore's Public Sector and the Rise of the Neoliberal City

Bangalore is held up as a model for how cities, particularly in the global south, should develop in the globalized information age, in which entrepreneurs with new access to international capital fuel service-sector-driven development. Expanding …

State Phobia, Then and Now: Three Waves of Conflict over Wisconsin's Public Sector, 1930– 2013

While state legislative rollbacks of public-sector workers' collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin and other US states in 2011 appeared to signal an unprecedented wave of hostility toward the public sector, such episodes have a long history. …