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ISBN: 1843760436Издательство: Edward Elgar Publishing
Год издания: 2003
Book DescriptionOne of the most important functions of modern government is to marshal and deploy resources to achieve desired objectives and outcomes. This task is overseen by the Central Budget Agencies (such as Ministries of Finance and Treasuries) which have the responsibility of generating tax revenue and controlling and allocating public expenditure. This extensive comparative study investigates the changing nature and role of Central Budget Agencies (CBAs) in ten countries, reflecting a spectrum of different institutional and constitutional contexts. Eighteen expert contributors offer detailed accounts of the various trajectories that have occurred within their respective CBAs, set against the changing political environment in which they operate. A recurring theme throughout is an evaluation of the power and agenda-setting roles of CBAs, assessing how their influence has grown or waned over time. An important feature of the book is that each chapter attempts to incorporate...