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Public Budgeting Policy, Process, and Politics

ISBN-10: 0765616912

ISBN-13: 9780765616913

Edition: 2008

Authors: Irene S. Rubin

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List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Introduction
What Is a Public Budget? Origins and Purposes
Making "Common Sense" Out of Federal Budgeting
Who Invented Public Budgeting in the United States?
The Road to PPB: The Stages of Budget Reform
Budgeting in a Democracy: Institutional Arrangements
Paradox, Ambiguity, and Enigma: The Strange Case of the Executive Budget and the United States Constitution
The Executive Budget: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?
The End of Executive Dominance in State Appropriations
Budgeting by the Ballot: Initiatives in the State of Montana
The Roles of the Key Budget Actors and Decision Making
Role of the Executive Budget Office
The Office of Management and Budget in a Changing Scene
The Shifting Roles of State Budget Offices in the Midwest: Gosling Revisited
The Courts-When and How They Intervene
Courts and Public Purse Strings: Have Portraits of Budgeting Missed Something?
The Bureaucracy
Federal Agency Budget Officers: Who Needs Them?
The Budget-Minimizing Bureaucrat? Empirical Evidence from the Senior Executive Service
Incrementalism
Police Budgeting: Winning Strategies
Aaron Wildavsky and the Demise of Incrementalism
Decision Strategies of the Legislative Budget Analyst: Economist or Politician?
The Budget Process
Ten Years of the Budget Act: Still Searching for Controls
Deficit Politics and Constitutional Government: The Impact of Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
The Budget Enforcement Act and Its Survival: Congress Hears from Experts
Does Budget Format Really Govern the Actions of Budgetmakers?
Participatory Democracy and Budgeting: The Effects of Proposition 13
Constraints
Federalism
Changes in Intergovernmental Fiscal Patterns
At What Price? Costs of Federal Mandates Since the 1980s
Entitlements
The Inflexibility of Contemporary Budgets
Re-establishing Budgetary Flexibility
Entitlement Budgeting vs. Bureau Budgeting
Tax and Expenditure Limitations
Constraint and Uncertainty: Budgeting in California
Restraint in a Land of Plenty: Revenue and Expenditure Limitations in Texas
Court Decisions and Constitutional Rights
Budgeting Rights: The Case of Jail Litigation
Privatization and Contracting
Competition and Choice in New York City Social Services
The Need for a Privatization Process: Lessons from Development and Implementation
Budget Norms and Ethics
Budgetary Balance: The Norm, Concepts, and Practice in Large U.S. Cities
Federal Budget Concept-Bright Lines or Black Holes?
Accountability and Entrepreneurial Public Management: The Case of the Orange County Investment Fund
The Lottery and Education: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul?
The Monster That Ate the United States Senate
Index
About the Editor