Legislatures and the Budget Process: The Myth of Fiscal Control

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byJoachim Wehner

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From an institutional perspective, the book carries out comparative analysis of ‘the power of the purse.’ It explores cross-national differences, their determinants and their impact on fiscal policy. The empirical analysis is based on a dataset of legislative budgeting in all 30 OECD countries, a broader 80-country dataset, and case study evidence.

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From an institutional perspective, the book carries out comparative analysis of ‘the power of the purse.’ It explores cross-national differences, their determinants and their impact on fiscal policy. The empirical analysis is based on a dataset of legislative budgeting in all 30 OECD countries, a broader 80-country dataset, and case st...

JOACHIM WEHNER is Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Format:PerfectDimensions:183 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230219721

ISBN - 13:9780230219724

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Perspectives on Legislative Budgeting
Analysing Legislative Budget Institutions
A Comparative Assessment of ‘The Power of the Purse’
Explaining Cross-National Variation
Legislative Institutions and Fiscal Policy
The Reform of Legislative Budgeting in Sweden
The Reform of Legislative Budgeting in South Africa
Conclusion: Beyond Macro-Constitutional Distinctions