Politics of Public Money, Second Edition

Politics of Public Money, Second Edition

by David A. Good
     
 

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Public money is one of the primary currencies of influence for politicians and public servants. It affects the standards by which they undertake the nation’s business and impacts the standard of living of the nation’s citizens. David A. Good’s The Politics of Public Money examines the extent to which the Canadian federal

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Public money is one of the primary currencies of influence for politicians and public servants. It affects the standards by which they undertake the nation’s business and impacts the standard of living of the nation’s citizens. David A. Good’s The Politics of Public Money examines the extent to which the Canadian federal budgetary process is shifting from one based on a bilateral relationship between departmental spenders and central guardians to one based on a more complex, multilateral relationship involving a variety of players.

This new edition offers an up-to-date account of the Canadian system, including the creation of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the government’s response to the global financial crisis, Canada’s Economic Action Plan, strategic and operating reviews, the most recent attempts to reform the Estimates, and much more.

An insightful and incisive study of the changing budgetary process, The Politics of Public Money examines the promises and pitfalls of budgetary reform and sheds new light on the role insiders play in influencing government spending.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Essential reading for public servants and politicians at all levels who seek to be budget players, and for serious students of Canadian politics.”

“An important addition to our understanding of public finance and to our knowledge of how the federal government operates in practice. [The Politics of Public Money] is a very worthwhile book that should be widely read.”

“A surprisingly good read for a book on budget practices ... It offers a fresh perspective on how budgeting actually works.”

Douglas Brown

“Essential reading for public servants and politicians at all levels who seek to be budget players, and for serious students of Canadian politics.”

Canadian Public Administration - Janice MacKinnon
“An important addition to our understanding of public finance and to our knowledge of how the federal government operates in practice. [The Politics of Public Money] is a very worthwhile book that should be widely read.”
Australian Journal of Public Administration - Lewis Hawke
“A surprisingly good read for a book on budget practices ... It offers a fresh perspective on how budgeting actually works.”
Canadian Public Policy - Douglas Brown
“Essential reading for public servants and politicians at all levels who seek to be budget players, and for serious students of Canadian politics.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442668126
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
02/05/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

Allen Schick
“David A. Good’s lucid study of budgetary politics in Canada provides an analytic framework for examining the ongoing clash between spenders and guardians in all countries.”
From the Publisher

“David A. Good’s lucid study of budgetary politics in Canada provides an analytic framework for examining the ongoing clash between spenders and guardians in all countries.”

“Essential reading for public servants and politicians at all levels who seek to be budget players, and for serious students of Canadian politics.”

“An important addition to our understanding of public finance and to our knowledge of how the federal government operates in practice. [The Politics of Public Money] is a very worthwhile book that should be widely read.”

“A surprisingly good read for a book on budget practices ... It offers a fresh perspective on how budgeting actually works.”

Meet the Author

David A. Good is a professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria.

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