vrijdag 7 mei 2010

Boek: The reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations. Trajectories and Consequences.

Nieuw boek onder redactie van: John Wanna, Lotte Jensen en Jouke de Vries. Resultaat van symposium bij Universiteit Leiden - Campus Den Haag.
 
The reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations. Trajectories and Consequences. Edited by John Wanna, Lotte Jensen en Jouke de Vries, Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, USA, isbn: 978-1-84064-689-4.

In 2008 organiseerde Campus Den Haag van Universiteit Leiden een symposium over veranderingen in de begrotingspolitiek van diverse OECD landen. Dit heeft geleid tot bovengenoemd boek dat deze week op de Engelse markt is verschenen en volgende maand op de Amerikaanse markt. Het boek is een vergelijkende studie naar veranderingen in de begrotingspolitiek in 11 OECD landen: de Verenigde Staten, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Australie, Canada, Nieuw Zeeland, Japan, Korea, Denemarken, Nederland (Jouke de Vries en Ton Bestebreur) Spanje en Italie.
 
 “This book is concerned with the effectiveness of budgetary reforms in a selection of developed countries. It asks how might we judge the reality of budgetary reform in these nations- in good fiscal times as well as in bad. Our intention in each country study is not to offer a synchronic snapshot reporting what exists currently, or how countries are coping with fiscal stress in the midst of the financial crisis, but tot assess the reforms over a longitudinal period – say 20 to 30 years – which may differ for each country depending on the particular timelines of reform attempted or implemented. In essence, the book is fundamentally about understanding the processes of change and assessing the consequences of change to budgetary systems and the ways modern government works. It asks whether budgetary reforms have made a difference, and to what extent. Have they improved our forms of governance and how we are governed, or have they been of benefit to the nation and to the wider community? Despite economic difficulties are governments better placed to manage their fiscal policies and budgetary priorities into the future? (p. 1.)

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