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Budgeting: Politics and Power

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Budgeting: Politics and Power by Lewis, Carol W.; Hildreth, W. Bartley, 9780199859214
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  • ISBN: 9780199859214 | 0199859213
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/14/2012
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A skillful balance of application and theory,Budgeting: Politics and Power,Second Edition, is a comprehensive yet highly accessible introduction to the politics of budgeting. Unlike other texts on the subject--which typically focus only on budgeting issues at the federal level--this book emphasizes budgeting at the state and local levels in order to translate budgetary politics in a way that is more relevant to the vast majority of students. Drawing on a wide range of academic disciplines, the book also incorporates numerous pedagogical features, including case studies, in-class exercises, discussion and review questions; many charts, tables, photos, and cartoons; a glossary of budgeting terms; and an appendix of key federal budgeting points. A Companion Website at offers links to videos, chronologies, other online resources, and more. NEW TO THIS EDITION * Frames markets alongside politics and democracy as key budget factors * Tracks the budgetary impacts of the recent recession and electoral shifts * Traces recent shifts in public opinion, ideology, and partisanship * Updates statistics and examples throughout the book, including the findings of the 2010 census and the most recent spending and revenue patterns * Updates issues, including one state's shutdown and a showdown with organized labor in another state * Includes new case studies, new and updated figures and tables, and an expanded glossary

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