Course Description


PS 524 Politics of Public Budgeting
2 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the MPA program, administrative services program, or permission of instructor
The historical, institutional and political context of public budgeting in the U.S. Examines both the characteristics of the budgetary process, as well as the main substantive issues involved in the assembly of contemporary budgets at the local, state and federal levels. In addition, the political self-interest, norms, and roles and behaviors of various budgetary players will be discussed and the impact of their actions on budgetary dynamics and public policy will be explored.