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Testing the Participation Hypothesis: Evidence from Participatory Budgeting

This paper examines the impact of local participatory democracy initiatives on indi-vidual voter turnout in ordinary elections, using the example of participatory budg-eting (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. …