e-Participatory Budgeting: e-Democracy from theory to success?
This paper concerns the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a
strategy for reinforcing democratic processes - broadly defined as “electronic democracy”
practices - and focuses on the use of ICTs in participatory democracy initiatives. By
considering the experience of the e-Participatory Budgeting in the city of Belo Horizonte
(Brazil), the aim is to understand some of the possible prospects and limitations offered by
ICTs in participatory processes at the local level.