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Budgeting and the Management of Public Spending

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Budgeting and the Management of Public Spending

9781858982397 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Donald J. Savoie, Clément-Cormier Chair in Economic Development, Université de Moncton, Canada
Publication Date: 1996 ISBN: 978 1 85898 239 7 Extent: 416 pp
This authoritative new volume contains a selection of the most important articles and papers spanning over 20 years on budgeting and managing public spending. It is divided into five succinct parts, covering the main areas of the field including the political–economic environment, approaches to expenditure budgeting and implementing the budget. Donald Savoie does not limit his examples to just one country – budgeting and spending is discussed in a variety of countries, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Spain.

He has also written a new introduction to accompany the piece. All those with an interest in government spending, budgeting and how finances are controlled will find this work – which includes articles and papers not immediately accessible – an essential reference tool.

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This authoritative new volume contains a selection of the most important articles and papers spanning over 20 years on budgeting and managing public spending. It is divided into five succinct parts, covering the main areas of the field including the political-economic environment, approaches to expenditure budgeting and implementing the budget. Donald Savoie does not limit his examples to just one country – budgeting and spending is discussed in a variety of countries, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Spain.

He has also written a new introduction to accompany the piece. All those with an interest in government spending, budgeting and how finances are controlled will find this work – which includes articles and papers not immediately accessible – an essential reference tool.
Contributors
Contributors: N. Adams, N. Caiden, N. Carter, F. Goldman, M. Keating, J.L. Payne, A. Schick, G. Whitwell
Contents
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part I: Some Theoretical Considerations
1. I.S. Rubin (1990), ‘Budget Theory and Budget Practice: How Good the Fit?’
2. N. Caiden (1978), ‘Patterns of Budgeting’
3. J.L. Payne (1991), ‘Elections and Government Spending’
4. L. Sigelman (1986), ‘The Bureaucrat as Budget Maximizer: An Assumption Examined’
5. A.T. Cowart (1976), ‘The Machiavellian Budgeter’
6. N. Caiden (1989), ‘A New Perspective on Budgetary Reform’
Part II: The Political–Economic Environment
7. G. Whitwell (1990), ‘The Triumph of Economic Rationalism: The Treasury and the Market Economy’
8. A. Schick (1986), ‘Macro-Budgetary Adaptations to Fiscal Stress in Industrialized Democracies’
9. A. Schick (1988), ‘Micro-Budgetary Adaptations to Fiscal Stress in Industrialized Democracies’
10. D.F. Kettl (1989), ‘Expansion and Protection in the Budgetary Process’
Part III: Approaches to Expenditure Budgeting
11. P.A. Pyhrr (1977), ‘The Zero-Base Approach to Government Budgeting’
12. M. Robinson (1992), ‘Program Budgeting: Costs and Benefits’
13. P.G. Joyce (1993), ‘The Reiterative Nature of Budget Reform: Is There Anything New in Federal Budgeting?’
14. A. Wildavsky (1983), ‘From Chaos Comes Opportunity: The Movement Toward Spending Limits in American and Canadian Budgeting’
15. D.A. Cothran (1993), ‘Entrepreneurial Budgeting: An Emerging Reform?’
Part IV: A Comparative Perspective
16. N.J. Caiden (1985), ‘Comparing Budget Systems: Budgeting in ASEAN Countries’
17. F. Goldman and E. Brashares (1991), ‘Performance and Accountability: Budget Reform in New Zealand.’
18. E.Z. Goñi (1992), ‘Financial Management Development in Spain: Who is Playing Sancho Panza?’
19. M. Keating and M. Holmes (1990), ‘Australia’s Budgetary and Financial Management Reforms’
20. C. Thain and M. Wright (1992), ‘Planning and Controlling Public Expenditure in the UK, Part I: The Treasury’s Public Expenditure Survey’, and ‘Part II: The Effects and Effectiveness of the Survey’
21. D.J. Savoie (1990), ‘Reforming the Expenditure Budget Process:The Canadian Experience’
Part V: Implementing the Expenditure Budget
22. A. Schick (1990), ‘Budgeting for Results: Recent Developments in Five Industrialized Countries’
23. A. Gray, B. Jenkins with A. Flynn and B. Rutherford (1991), ‘The Management of Change in Whitehall: The Experience of the FMI’
24. N. Carter (1991), ‘Learning to Measure Performance: The Use of Indicators in Organizations’
25. W. Bartley Hildreth (1993), ‘Federal Financial Management Control Systems: An Integrative Framework’
26. N. Adams (1986), ‘Efficiency Auditing in the Australian Audit Office’
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