Using a "power struggles" theme to examine the dynamics of budgeting, Rubin's classic text shines a bright light on the political jockeying between interest groups, parties, officials, policymakers, and the public. Expert at explaining budgeting changes over time, Rubin sets issues like the federal deficit and health care expenditures in political and comparative context. Analyzing each strand of the decision-making process, Rubin shows the extraordinary coordination involved in passing a budget and achieving accountability.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
Edition: 9th Revised edition
"The greatest strength [in the text] is the inclusion of politics in the budgeting process, which is a key element that is often overlooked or understated in other budgeting books." -- Joseph Martin, JD, MPA
"[The Politics of Public Budgeting] discusses the impact of separation of payer and deicer, multiple actors, and openness to the environment." -- Sharon K. Vaughn