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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...
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 www.oup.com/us/lewis 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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