Legislatures and the Budget Process: The Myth of Fiscal Control (Paperback)

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What is the role of legislatures in the budget process? Do powerful assemblies give rise to pro-spending bias? This survey of legislative budgeting tackles these questions using cross-national data and case studies. It highlights the tension between legislative authority and prudent fiscal policy, exploring strategies for reconciliation.

About the Author


JOACHIM WEHNER is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. His research is in the area of political economy, in particular public budgeting and fiscal policy. He has also consulted for the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781349305254
ISBN-10: 1349305251
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Pages: 183
Language: English