ICT Use in Municipal Participatory Budgeting in Czechia: Similar Patterns or Heterogeneity?
|Year of publication||2023|
|Type||Chapter of a book|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Description||This chapter outlines findings of the research that focused on how ICT are used in municipal PB in Czechia. As such it connects participatory budgeting and e-participation. We looked at web pages dedicated to PB of all 66 municipalities that implemented PB in 2020 (using the same research protocol, we mapped situation either on official web pages of the municipalities or on their special web pages dedicated to PB). We found that ICT were clearly supporting PB processes in Czech municipalities and the analysis highlighted several interesting features of ICT in municipal PB in the country. Municipalities not only use the web pages for informing about PB; most of them also use online tools for voting. On the other hand, public hearings are organized online only scarcely.|