Controlling Public Expenditure: The Changing Roles of Central Budget Agencies - Better Guardians?

Controlling Public Expenditure: The Changing Roles of Central Budget Agencies - Better Guardians?

by John Wanna
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843760436

ISBN-13: 9781843760436

Pub. Date: 09/03/2003

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Wanna (politics and public policy, Griffith University, Australia) presents work on the changing nature and role of Central Budget Agencies (CBAs) in ten countries, highlighting a spectrum of different institutional and constitutional contexts. International contributors offer detailed accounts of experiences within their respective CBAs, set against the changing…  See more details below

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Wanna (politics and public policy, Griffith University, Australia) presents work on the changing nature and role of Central Budget Agencies (CBAs) in ten countries, highlighting a spectrum of different institutional and constitutional contexts. International contributors offer detailed accounts of experiences within their respective CBAs, set against the changing political environment in which they operate. A recurring theme is the agenda-setting role of CBAs. An attempt has been made to incorporate external scholarly analyses with internal practitioner views. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843760436
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2003
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: the Changing Role of Central Budget Agencies
1'Good Practice: Does it Work in Theory?' Australia's Quest for Better Outcomes1
2Zen and the Art of Budget Management: the New Zealand Treasury30
3'Above the Fray': the Role of the US Office of Management and Budget57
4Metamorphosis in Kafka's Castle: the Changing Balance of Power among the Central Budget Agencies of Canada85
5Control through Negotiated Agreements: the Changing Role of the Treasury in Controlling Public Expenditure in Britain106
6No Revolution in Sight: the Evolving Roles of the Central Budget Agency in Sweden126
7A 'Super-Ministry' or a Void of Politics? The Transformation of the Dutch Central Budget Agency: the Ministry of Finance144
8Aiming for Centrality: the Politico-administrative Strategies of the Danish Ministry of Finance166
9Tempering the Rechtsstaat: Managing Expenditure in Re-unified Germany193
10Not so Much a Model, More a Way of Life: China's Fragmented Authoritarianism in Budgetary Management211
11How do Sub-national Budget Agencies Operate? Experiences from Six Mid-west American States231
12Conclusion: Better Guardians?251
References271
Index292

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