Government Budgeting

Government Budgeting

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GOVERNMENT BUDGETEING: THEORY, PROCESS, AND POLITICS is a blend of classic and current readings that introduces students to both the historical and contemporary theoretical foundations of public budgeting. Fourteen of the forty-three readings included in this edition are new, representing recent trends in budget reform, new public management developments, and recent fiscal assessments of the states and federal government. Each major section of the book begins with an introduction that provides historical context and background for the readings that follow.
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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 162.6 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 884.52g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0155066951
  • 9780155066953

Table of contents

PREFACE. PART I: THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUDGETING AND BUDGET THEORY: THE THREADS OF BUDGET REFORM. 1. Evolution of the Budget Idea in the United States, by Frederick A. Cleveland. 2. The Movement for Budgetary Reform in the States, by William F. Willoughby. 3. The Lack of a Budgetary Theory, by V. O. Key, Jr. 4. Toward a Theory of Budgeting, by Verne B. Lewis. 5. Political Implications of Budgetary Reform, by Aaron Wildavsky. 6. The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budget Reform, by Allen Schick. 7. The Continuing Need for Budget Reform, by Elmer B. Staats. 8. Budget Theory and Budget Practice: How Good the Fit? by Irene S. Rubin. 9. Processes, Policies, and Power: Budget Reform, by Naomi Caiden. 10. Strategic Budgeting, by Roy T. Meyers. 11. Political Implications of Budget Reform: A Retrospective, by Aaron Wildavsky. 12. The Evolution of Federal Budgeting: From Surplus to Deficit to Surplus, by Allen Schick with Felix LoStracco. PART II: BUDGETING AND INTRAGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS: AN INSTRUMENT FOR CORRELATING LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE ACTION. 13. The Power of the Purse: Congressional Participation, by Dennis S. Ippolito 14. The First Decade of the Congressional Budget Act: Legislative Imitation and Adaptation in Budgeting, by Mark S. Kamlet and David C. Mowery. 15. Deficit Politics and Constitutional Government: The Impact of Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, by Lance T. LeLoup, Barbara Luck Graham, and Stacey Barwick. 16. Courts and Public Purse Strings: Have Portraits of Budgeting Missed Something? by Jeffrey D. Straussman. 17. The Executive Budget: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed, by Bernard T. Pitsvada. 18. Mission-Driven, Results-Oriented Budgeting: Fiscal Administration and the New Public Management, by Fred Thompson. 19. Biennial Budgeting in the Federal Government, by Louis Fisher. 20. The Federal Line-Item Veto: What Is It and What Will It Do? by Philip G. Joyce and Robert D. Reischauer. 21. State Item-Veto Legal Issues in the 1990s, by Robert D. Lee, Jr. PART III: BUDGETING, ECONOMICS, AND POPULAR CONTROL: AN INSTRUMENT OF DEMOCRACY. 22. Why the Government Budget Is Too Small in a Democracy, by Anthony Downs. 23. Why Does Government Grow? by James M. Buchanan. 24. A Reflection on Bureaucracy and Representative Government, by William A. Niskanen. 25. Participatory Democracy and Budgeting: The Effects of Proposition 13, by Jerry McCaffery and John H. Bowman. 26. Common Issues for Voucher Programs, by C. Eugene Steuerle. 27. The Growing Fiscal and Economic Importance of State and Local Governments, by Roy Bahl. 28. Lessons for the Future, by Steven D. Gold. 29. The Fiscal Agenda of the States to the Year 2000, by Steven D. Gold. 30. A Theoretical Analysis of the Case for a Balanced Budget Amendment, by William R. Keech. 31. The Federal Budget and the Nation's Economic Health, by Charles L. Schultze. 32. Debunking the Conventional Wisdom in Economic Policy, by Robert Eisner. 33. How Big Is the Prospective Budget Surplus? by Alan J. Auerbach and William G. Gale. PART IV: BUDGETING SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT: AN INSTRUMENT FOR SECURING ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMY. 34. Performance Budgeting in Government, by Catheryn Seckler-Hudson. 35. What Program Budgeting Is and Is Not, by David Novick. 36. Planning and Budgeting: Who's on First, by S. Kenneth Howard. 37. Introduction to Zero-Base Budgeting, by Graeme M. Taylor. 38. Organizational Decline and Cutback Management, by Charles H. Levine. 39. Governmental Financial Management at the Crossroads: The Choice Is Between Reactive and Proactive Financial Management, by Charles A. Bowsher. 40. Using Performance Measures for Federal Budgeting: Proposals and Prospects, by Philip G. Joyce. 41. Implementing PBB: Conflicting Views of Success, by Katherine G. Willoughby and Julia E. Melkers. 42. Activity-Based Costing in Government: Possibilities and Pitfalls, by Richard E. Brown, Mark J. Myring, and Cadillac G. Gard. 43. Budget Issues: Effective Oversight and Budget Discipline Are Essential--Even in a Time of Surplus, by David M. Walker, Comptroller General, U.S. General Accounting Office Testimony Before the Committee on the Budget, U.S. Senate. APPENDICES. A. The Federal Budget as a Second Language, by Stanley Collender. B. A Brief Introduction to the Federal Budget Process, by Robert Keith. C. The Long-Term Budget Outlook Report of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.
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