Citizens' implication in local public decisions

Scientific objectives

The project aims at addressing the relationship between decentralization and democracy by assessing how the different forms of decentralization and the different modalities of governance may reconcile citizens and politics at the local level. We want to explore the political consequences of decentralization on the electoral participation, whether electoral systems favour or infringe the perception of closeness between citizens and the administration or elected authorities, or which design of the deliberative process may improve citizens empowerment. The research team of Citizens will combine different approaches – econometric tools, axiomatic and computational approaches, and experimental economics – to contribute to this rapidly evolving field of research on the quality of democracy at the local level.

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List of participants

Work in progress

  • Approval voting versus proportional threshold methods: so far and yet so near. Susumu Cato, Stéphane Gonzalez, Eric Rémila and Philippe Solal
  • The power index curse strikes again. Zineb Abidi and Vincent Merlin
  • Participatory Budgeting: Data, Tools and Analysis. Piotr Faliszewski, Jaroslaw Flis, Dominik Peters, Grzegorz Pierczynski, Piotr Skowron, Dariusz Stolicki, Stanislaw Szufa, Nimrod Talmon, IJCAI 2023: 2667-2674
  • Federica Ceron, Stéphane Gonzalez, Adriana Navarro Ramos, Axiomatic Characterization of the Knapsack and Greedy Budgeting Rules.
  • Determinants of electoral turnout and policy implications: a literature review. Pauline Mille
  • Decentralization and the size of local assemblies: the Cube Root Law Extended. Benoît Le Maux, Pauline Mille and Sonia Paty
  • Integration among municipalities and voter turnout: evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in France. Edoardo Di Porto, Angela Parenti and Sonia Paty

Upcoming events

Conference meeting in Rennes, 2024 June 18