• Témoignage de Youssef Bouanani, étudiant au baccalauréat en science politique

Publication de l'article « Politicisation at the local political level within representative and participative institutions : the example of a poor Montreal borough »

*Article co-écrit par Caroline Patsias et Sylvie Patsias
(publié dans la revue « Local Governement Studies »)

The majority of studies on local politics and politicisation have focused on the study of electoral participation, political parties or civil society. The qualitative dimension of politicisation within local institutions has thus been overlooked. This research addresses this dimension by comparing how citizens politically discuss the world in a representative and a participative institution (The borough council and the participatory budget respectively) of local democracy in one of the poorest areas of the city of Montreal in Canada. In order to grasp the politicisation within political institutions, we link the notion to a rise in generality echoing a conflictualisation of stakes or/and a reference to (in)justice. Our analysis reveals that both institutional designs examined acts in complementary ways. By giving utterance to conflict, the borough council permits the expression of all neighbourhood issues while the participatory budget allows for citizens to dream the future by bringing out the consensus of the moment.

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