Yves Sintomer

University of Paris VIII; Marc Bloch Centre, Berlin

Yves Sintomer divides his time between the University of Paris VIII and the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin where he is a researcher.

  • The Porto Alegre Experiment

    Learning Lessons for Better Democracy

    By Marion Gret and Yves Sintomer     January 2004

    Porto Alegre presents an apparent alternative to the world. With its experiment in participative budgetmaking over the past decade, this city has institutionalised the direct democratic involvement, locality by locality, of ordinary citizens in deciding spending priorities.