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Democratic Governance and Participatory Budgeting: A Theoretical Discourse of the Nigerian Experience


  • Sunday Tunde Akindele

    () (Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University)

  • Yakibi Ayodele Afolabi

    () (Department of Business Administration and Management, Osun State Polytechnic)

  • Oluwadare Ojo Ayeni

    () (Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University)


This paper examines the issue of Democratic governance and participatory budgeting in the context of their relevance, challenges and implications for the masses in Nigeria in the context of the public sector finances and spending. It specifically focuses on the Nigerian experience. The necessary interconnectedness among these concepts was identified and examined vis-¨¤-vis the implications of such affinities for the peoples¡¯ ability to understand where the ultimate powers over public policies in these respects abound.

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  • Sunday Tunde Akindele & Yakibi Ayodele Afolabi & Oluwadare Ojo Ayeni, 2012. "Democratic Governance and Participatory Budgeting: A Theoretical Discourse of the Nigerian Experience," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 2, pages 85-98, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:120408

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    1. Kaufmann, Daniel & Kraay, Aart & Zoido-Lobaton, Pablo, 1999. "Aggregating governance indicators," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2195, The World Bank.
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    Democratic governance; Participatory budgeting; Fiscal politics; Fiscal crisis; Pluralism; National income; Political bankruptcy; Demonetization of labor; Economic overload;

    JEL classification:

    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • H61 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Budget; Budget Systems
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration


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