The promise for democratic deepening: the effects of participatory processes in the interaction between civil society and local governments



XII Congress FES – Spanish Sociological Federation

José Luis Fernández Martínez, Manuel Jiménez Sánchez y Patricia García Espín have presented their recent research on the Participatory Frustration at XII Congress of the Spanish Sociological Federation (FES), Gijón, 29-2 July. In their work, they focused on the causes and consequences of a very underresearched phenomenon related to the feeling of frustration and deception experimented by participants during the launch of participatory mechanisms such as advisory councils and participatory budgeting.