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9781889119427

The Politics of Public Budgeting: Getting and Spending, Borrowing and Balancing

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    9781889119427

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    1889119423

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition vii
Acknowledgments x
The Politics of Public Budgets
1(33)
What is Budgeting?
3(3)
Governmental Budgeting
6(18)
City Manager Replies to Scathing Budget Critique
8(11)
The Government Performance and Results Act
19(5)
The Meaning of Politics in Public Budgeting
24(2)
Budgetary Decision Making
26(3)
Microbudgeting and Macrobudgeting
29(3)
Summary and Conclusions
32(2)
Revenue Politics
34(39)
Increasing Taxes
35(9)
Income Tax Increases in Illinois
36(1)
A Successful Municipal Tax Increase in Dayton, Ohio
37(7)
The Politics of Protection
44(24)
Legislature Denies Economic Development Incentives
62(1)
The Politics of Tax Expenditures in Minnesota
63(5)
The Politics of Reform
68(3)
Summary and Conclusions
71(2)
The Politics of Process
73(25)
Macro and Micro Politics
74(7)
Republican Macro-level Reform Proposals
74(5)
Micro Politics: Bending the Rules to Win Individual Decisions
79(2)
Public Budgeting and the Budget Process
81(1)
Variable Elements of Budget Processes
82(7)
Participatory Budgeting
86(3)
Variation between and among Federal, State, and Local Governments
89(7)
Summary and Conclusions
96(2)
The Dynamics of Changing Budget Processes
98(29)
Major Changes in the Federal Budget Process
100(8)
Committee Response to Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
104(4)
Changes in Budget Process at the State Level
108(8)
Early Budget Evolution in Illinois
109(4)
Illinois State Budgeting: The Governor and the Legislature
113(2)
The Executive and the Legislature in Florida's Budgeting
115(1)
Changes in Budget Process at the Local Level
116(9)
Cleveland, Ohio
116(7)
Target-based Budgeting in Tampa
123(2)
Summary and Conclusions
125(2)
The Politics of Expenditures: Managing Competition, Accountability, and Acceptability
127(52)
Tradeoffs
128(6)
Tradeoffs in the Budget under the Federal Budget Enforcement Act
128(6)
Multiple Actors Compete for Spending Preferences
134(6)
Budget Constraints Can Reduce Competition
140(13)
Children's Amendment in San Francisco
141(1)
Science Funding and Earmarking
142(6)
Is Social Security Going Bust?
148(2)
Taking the Highway Trust Fund Off Budget
150(3)
The Environment Can Affect Spending Priorities
153(2)
The Separation between Payer and Spender Requires Public Approval of Spending Choices
155(21)
Federal Credit Reform
163(7)
Between a (Little) Rock and a Hard Place: Siting and Funding a Presidential Library
170(5)
The Impact of Being in a Secret Budget
175(1)
Summary and Conclusions
176(3)
The Politics of Balancing the Budget
179(37)
Balance as a Constraint
181(2)
Balance and the Highway Trust Fund
181(2)
Multiple Actors, Ideologies, and Deficits
183(2)
The Environment, Unpredictability, and Deficits
185(2)
Increasing Stress between Payer and Decider
187(3)
The Politics of Deficits: The Federal Level
190(11)
Deficits in the States
201(8)
Connecticut Cuts Back to Balance the Budget
202(7)
The Politics of Balance in Cities
209(5)
The Politics of Deficits: An Urban Example
212(2)
Summary and Conclusions
214(2)
Budget Execution: The Politics of Adaptation
216(29)
Adapting to Economic Changes
218(6)
Rock Island, Illinois
220(2)
DeKalb, Illinois
222(2)
Budgetary Changes for Noneconomic Reasons
224(19)
Department of Defense and the O&M Budget
239(4)
Summary and Conclusions
243(2)
Budget Implementation and Control
245(24)
The Discretion, Abuse, Control Cycle
245(15)
Abuse and Controls at the Department of Defense
248(3)
The Last Use of the M Funds?
251(6)
Massachusetts Overcontrols the Cities, 1875-1933
257(1)
Ohio's 1 Percent Law
258(2)
Implementation and Control: The Politics of Finding Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
260(7)
Tension at the CIA
263(4)
Summary and Conclusions
267(2)
Budgetary Decision Making and Politics
269(16)
Real-time Budgeting
269(4)
A Comparison of the Decision-making Streams
273(1)
Dynamics of Budgeting over Time
274(2)
Common Themes: The Roles of Competition and Secrecy
276(2)
Reconceptualizing Reform
278(3)
Avenues for Research
281(2)
Summary and Conclusions
283(2)
Notes 285(16)
Name Index 301(2)
Subject Index 303

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