Liza Featherstone

Liza Featherstone
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Liza Featherstone is the author of Divining Desire: Focus Groups and the Culture of Consultation (OR Books, 2018). She lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
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Participatory Budgeting: Why Not Fix Everyone’s Sink?

Just like a focus group or any mechanism intended to give us a voice, participatory budgeting can offer a glimpse of how a more civically engaged society might work. But it’s also a distraction from the actual mechanisms of power, and can reinforce or even worsen existing inequalities.