Legislatures and the Budget Process: The Myth of Fiscal Control by J. WehnerLegislatures and the Budget Process: The Myth of Fiscal Control by J. Wehner

Legislatures and the Budget Process: The Myth of Fiscal Control

byJ. Wehner

Hardcover | June 23, 2010

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What is the role of legislatures in the budget process? Do powerful assemblies give rise to pro-spending bias? This survey of legislative budgeting tackles these questions using cross-national data and case studies. It highlights the tension between legislative authority and prudent fiscal policy, exploring strategies for reconciliation.
JOACHIM WEHNER is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. His research is in the area of political economy, in particular public budgeting and fiscal policy. He has also consulted for the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and D...
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Title:Legislatures and the Budget Process: The Myth of Fiscal ControlFormat:HardcoverDimensions:183 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:June 23, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230219721

ISBN - 13:9780230219724

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Perspectives on Legislative Budgeting The Institutional Foundations of Fiscal Control Assessing the Power of the Purse Explaining Cross-national Patterns Legislative Institutions and Fiscal Policy Outcomes The Promise of Top-down Budgeting Beyond the Myth of Fiscal Control