Public Budgeting in America fourth Edition

Public Budgeting in America fourth edition
Public Budgeting in America fourth editionLibrary of congress cataloging-in-publication data
Lynch, Thomas Dexter
Public Budgeting in America/Thomas D. lynch –4th ed.
p. cm.
ISBN 0-13-735846-6
I. budget–United States I. Title
HJ2051.L93 1995.

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This fourth edition updates the earlier one by using the more empirically related literature of public budgeting and financial management. Since the third edition,the literature has significantly improved, making it easier to report on existing conditions in the profession itself. Of particular note is the added use of analysis in the budget process. In the continuing drama of the federal budget crisis, much has been written and many laws have been passed. Unfortunately, the crisis continues and the details associated with the crisis have become more complex without adding to the understanding of the essential problem. My solution was not to write about some of the more recent federal budget reforms but instead to focus on the problem itself. In general, I am impressed that academic inquiry and the professional field have both improved-the notable exception being the federal budget precess itself.

I acknowledge my appreciation to everyone who has contributed to this edition. I wish to that the Prentice Hall reviewers, David C. Ringsmuth, California State University-Northidge, and Richard L. McAnaw, Western Michigan University. special thanks to Jennie Katsaros and Elizabeth Best of Prentice Hall, and Rita Kramer of Florida Atlantic University.

© 1995, 1990, 1985, 1979 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. A Pramount Communications Company. Eanglewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632

Thomas D. Lynch.

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