New Politics of the Budgetary Process

ISBN-10: 0321159675

ISBN-13: 9780321159670

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $160.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Aaron Wildavsky was, until his death in 1993, professor of political science and public policy at the University of California in Berkeley. He was also director of its Survey Research Center.

Foreword
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Biographical Note
Budgeting as Conflicting Promises
Budgets Are Conflicting Commitments
Tax Preferences
Appropriations: The Power of Congress and Power Within Congress
The President Is Both Rival and Partner of Congress
Conflicting Promises: The Multiple Meanings of Budgetary Control
Budgets as Struggles for Power: A Historical Perspective
Colonial Origins
Turning Points: Civil War through World War I
The Executive Budget Movement
Dislocation and Continuity: Depression and War
The Dance of the Dollars: Classical Budgeting
Calculations
Complexity
Aids to Calculation
Incremental Budgeting
Roles and Perspectives
The Agency
The Bureau of the Budget
The Appropriations Committees
Strategies
Be a Good Politician
Clientele
Confidence
Congressional Committee Hearings
Strategies Designed to Capitalize on the Fragmentation of Power in National Politics
The Collapse of Consensus
The Growth of Entitlements
Economic Activism
Federal Credit
Priorities
Impoundment
The Budget Act: More Checks, More Balances, but Not More Control
Impoundment Again
Congressional Budget Office
Senate Budget Committee and House Budget Committee
Scheduling
Resolutions
Reconciliation
Complexity
A Congressional Budget, or Merely More Budgeting?
The Budget Process, 1975--1979: Making Totals Stick
Classical Budgeting Withers Without Quite Disappearing
The Politics of Dissensus
Why Budget Decisions Became So Difficult
The Focus on Totals
The End of Economic Management
Dominance of the Deficit
Polarization of the Parties
The Congressional Budget Act in the 1980s
R and R: Resolution and Reconciliation
Deferral and Rescission Redux
The Shifting Budgetary Base
Continuing Omnibus Resolutions
OMB in an Era of Perennial Budgeting
Top-Down Policy Making
Continuous Budgeting
Negotiating with Congress
Implications for OMB
Dissensus in Congress
Role Reversal
Rolled on the Floor
Budgeting Penetrates Congress
Gimmicks
The Politics of Balancing Budgets
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
The Budget Enforcement Act of 1990
The Clinton Budget of 1993
The Politics of Radical Reversal 1995
Prologue: Constitutional Amendment and Rescission
Budgets and Counterbudgets: The President's Budget and the Congressional Resolution
Incrementalism in Mirror Image: Appropriations
Confrontation: Continuing Resolutions and the Debt Limit
Reconciliation and Intransigence
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997
Entitlements
The "Ought" and "Is" of Entitlements
Entitlements and Budgeting
How Do Entitlements Start?
Why Do Entitlements Grow?
Maintaining Commitment: Social Security
Escalating Costs: Medicare
Expanding Eligibility: Medicaid
Provider Pressures: End-Stage Renal Disease
How Have Entitlements Been Controlled?
Declining Need: Black Lung Disease
Ending an Entitlement: Welfare
Entitlements and Others
Appropriations: Head Start and WIC
Tax Expenditures: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Formula Grants to States: Adoption Assistance Program, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, and the Ryan White Care Act
Budgeting for Defense
Dimensions of Defense
Defense Strategy and Funding
The Internal Budget Process
Planning, Programming, Budgeting
Acquisitions
The Congressional Budget Process
Reprogramming
Secrecy
Cuts
Contingencies
Reform
Norms of Budgetary Behavior
Forms of Budgeting
Reform Without Conflict
The Politics in Budget Reform
Unit of Measurement: Cash or Volume
Time Span: Months, One Year, Many Years
Calculation: Incremental or Comprehensive
Management Reforms
Performance and Budgeting
Centralization and Decentralization: The Role of OMB
Credit Reform
Financial Management
Capital Budgeting
Limits
The Line-Item Veto
From Surplus to Deficit
The Disappearing Deficit
The Politics of Budget Surplus
The End of the Surplus
Afterword
Characteristics of the Budget Process
The Budgetary Process Is Powerful Yet Impotent
The Budgetary Process Is Structured Yet Formalistic
The Budgetary Process Is Complex Yet Segmented
Budgetary Politics Are Polarized but Moderated
Glossary
Guide to Acronyms
Select Bibliography
Credits
Index
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