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By Irene S. Rubin

This assortment is the 1st book-length paintings in lots of years to supply new theoretical course to funds conception. Written by means of numerous of the main revered humans in budgeting, together with Allen Schick, Naomi Caiden, and Lance LeLoup, it explores such present subject matters because the scope of budgeting, the measure and resource of edition in budgeting, and alterations in budgeting procedure through the years. New instructions may help to construct a framework that's much less confining than incrementalism, and should stimulate and consultant destiny examine. a few of the essays take care of the results of taking a look at budgeting from a multi-year standpoint, and the significance of allocating resources except cash (such as team of workers ceilings); others pose questions about what the cheap conception should still appear like, and the way many price range theories are wanted.

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Presumably, he would narrow somewhat the scope of budget theory along with the scope of budget functions. Jeffrey Straussman's piece describes the concept of rights-based budgeting, which means that some program expenditures are made because there is a societal belief that people are entitled to that level of service by some moral or legal right. For example, people may have a right to a minimal level of income so that they do not starve. Straussman argues that rights-based budgeting is incompatible with traditional budget theory.

Page i New Directions in Budget Theory Page ii SUNY Series in Public Administration Peter Colby, Editor Page iii New Directions in Budget Theory Irene S. Rubin, Editor State University of New York Press Page iv Published by State University of New York Press, Albany © 1988 State University of New York All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.

Joe White's chapter looks at scope a little differently; he argues that the scope of budgeting functions is too broad. Presumably, he would narrow somewhat the scope of budget theory along with the scope of budget functions. Jeffrey Straussman's piece describes the concept of rights-based budgeting, which means that some program expenditures are made because there is a societal belief that people are entitled to that level of service by some moral or legal right. For example, people may have a right to a minimal level of income so that they do not starve.

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