doxa.comunicación | 28, pp. 17-36 | 17

January-June of 2019

ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978

How to cite this article:

Manfredi Sánchez, J. L.; Calvo Rubio, L. M. (2019). Public deliberation and participation in the Madrid City Council budgets (2016-2018). Doxa Comunicación, 28, pp. 17-36.

Public deliberation and participation in the Madrid City Council budgets (2016-2018)

Deliberación pública y participación en los presupuestos del Ayuntamiento de Madrid (2016-2018)

Juan Luis Manfredi Sánchez. Full professor of Journalism at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Academic Director of the Observatory for Public Sector Transformation ESADE-PwC. He has been the principal investigator on the project entitled Public Communication, Transparency, Accountability and Participation in Local Government, (Comunicación pública, transparencia, rendición de cuentas y participación en los gobiernos locales) (CSO2013-46997-R). Professor Manfredi Sánchez has also directed the project known as Media Pluralism Monitor in Spain 2015 of the European Institute of Florence, which measured the pluralism and diversity of media and communication companies. He is a member of the editorial board of, a leading magazine of international journalism in the Spanish language, and of the Scientific Board of the Real Instituto Elcano. He was also a finalist of the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award 2015 in Spain, and has won several academic research awards.

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

[email protected]

ORCID: 0000-0001-9129-2907

Luis Mauricio Calvo Rubio. Associate Professor in the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Castilla-La Man-cha. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and has a Master’s Degree in Communication, Culture, Society and Politics. Professor Calvo Rubio also has a specialization in Social Networks and Online Media, and holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. For more than two decades, he has developed his professional career as a journalist. He has been the manager of various media organizations including those related to print, radio and television, and he was in charge of the development of digital projects in some of these companies. At the present time, he is dedicated to corporate communication, an endeavour that he combines with teaching and research in the areas of journalism, new narratives, political communication and citizen participation in the public sphere.

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

[email protected]

ORCID: 0000-0002-4707-5259


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Received: 02/10/2018 - Accepted: 19/02/2019


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Recibido: 02/10/2018 - Aceptado: 19/02/2019