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Government Budgeting and Financial Management in Practice

Logics to Make Sense of Ambiguity

Government Budgeting and Financial Management in Practice by Gerald J. Miller
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Socially Constructed Decisions about Public Money
Financial Management as Socially Negotiated Process
The Study of Government Budgeting, Finance, and Financial Management
Organization of the Book
References
Endnotes

History of Government Budgeting and Finance Reforms
Normative Development of Government Budgeting and Finance
Coalition Convergence and Divergence in Three Stages
A Continuing and Episodic Struggle
The Right Turn in Politics and Related Developments
Summary
References
Endnotes

The Practice of Government Budgeting and Finance Is Interpretation
Practitioners Define Government Budgeting, Finance, and Financial Management
Theories about Finance Officials’ Work
What Is an Interpretation?
Studies
Conclusion: Summarizing Practice as Interpretation
References
Endnotes

Fiscal Policy Impacts in Public Finance
Introduction
Fiscal Policy Impacts
Summary and Discussion
References
Endnote

Conventional Budgeting with Targets, Incentives, and Performance, Gerald J. Miller, Donijo Robbins, and Jaeduk Keum

Movements toward the Performance-Based Reforms
Interrelations among Incentives, Certification, and Targets
The Research
Research Findings
Discussion and Conclusions
References
Endnotes

Budgeting for Nonconventional Expenditures, Gerald J. Miller and Iryna Illiash

The Budget Problem
Interpreting Control: A Matter of Substitutable Policy Tools
Budgeting Interpretations: The Social Construction Approach
Trade-Off Criteria, the Poor, and Welfare Policy
The Context That We Force to Emerge, That We Enact, That We Socially Construct
References
Endnotes

Budgeting Structures and Citizen Participation, Gerald J. Miller and Lyn Evers

Structures
How the Budget Processes Work
What Works toward Citizen Participation?
Participation Designs for Budgeting
Discussion and Summary
References
Endnotes

Revenue Regime Change and Tax Revolts
The Analytic Base and General Background
The Performance Budget Indices and Tax Revolts
Summary of Research Questions
Answering the Research Question
Findings
Discussion and Interpretation of the Results
Postscript
References

Debt Management Networks, Gerald J. Miller and Jonathan B. Justice
The Bond Sale Process and Participants
Simulating Stable and Unstable Teams
Debt Networks and Normative Ambiguity in Practice
References

Auctioning Off the Farm with Tax Incentives for Economic Development, Donijo Robbins and Gerald J. Miller

Macro-Level Goals of Incentives
Micro-Level Goals of Incentives
The Research Problem
The Experiment
Data and Findings
Discussion
Summary
References
Endnotes

Summary
The Larger Argument
References

Index

CRC Press; September 2011
356 pages; ISBN 9781466508750
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Title: Government Budgeting and Financial Management in Practice
Author: Gerald J. Miller
 
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1466508752
9781420018158
9781466508750
9781574447538