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The New Politics of the Budgetary Process (Longman Classics Series) (Longmand Classics in Political Science)by Aaron Wildavsky
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Originally published in 1964, The Politics of the Budgetary Process "forever transformed the way political scientists have published the puzzle" of budgetary decision- making, according to U. of Wisconsin professor Donald F. Kettl (in the foreword for the new edition). It rejected traditional arguments based on efficiency or institutional processes, insisting that budgetary decisions are decisions about power. Following the organization of earlier editions it looks at the development of the U.S. federal budget, with separate chapters looking at entitlements, defense, and reform in greater depth than other issues.
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Table of Contents
1. Budgeting as Conflicting Promises.
2. Budgets as Struggles for Power: A Historical Perspective.
3. The Dance of the Dollars: Classical Budgeting.
4. The Collapse of Consensus.
5. The Politics of Dissensus.
6. The Politics of Balancing Budgets.
7. Deficits and Surpluses.
9. Budgeting for Defense.
11. Budget of Opposites.
Guide to Acronyms.
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