Budgetary change in authoritarian and democratic regimes

Frank R. Baumgartner, Marcello Carammia, Derek A. Epp, Ben Noble, Beatriz Rey, Tevfik Murat Yildirim

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Abstract

We compare patterns of change in budgetary commitments by countries during periods of democracy and authoritarianism. Previous scholarship has focused almost exclusively on democratic governments, finding evidence of punctuated equilibria. Authoritarian regimes may behave differently, both because they may operate with fewer institutional barriers to choice and because they have fewer incentives to gather and respond to policy-relevant information coming from civil society. By analysing public budgeting in Brazil, Turkey, Malta and Russia before and after their transitions from or to democracy, we can test punctuated equilibrium theory under a variety of governing conditions. Our goal is to advance the understanding of the causes of budgetary instability by leveraging contextual circumstances to push the theory beyond democracies and assess its broader applicability.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages792-808
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of European Public Policy
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2017

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Keywords

  • Authoritarianism
  • budgeting
  • democracy
  • public policy
  • punctuated equilibrium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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Baumgartner, F. R., Carammia, M., Epp, D. A., Noble, B., Rey, B., & Yildirim, T. M. (2017). Budgetary change in authoritarian and democratic regimes. Journal of European Public Policy, 24(6), 792-808. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2017.1296482

Budgetary change in authoritarian and democratic regimes. / Baumgartner, Frank R.; Carammia, Marcello; Epp, Derek A.; Noble, Ben; Rey, Beatriz; Yildirim, Tevfik Murat.

In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 24, No. 6, 17.06.2017, p. 792-808.

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Baumgartner, FR, Carammia, M, Epp, DA, Noble, B, Rey, B & Yildirim, TM 2017, 'Budgetary change in authoritarian and democratic regimes' Journal of European Public Policy, vol 24, no. 6, pp. 792-808. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2017.1296482
Baumgartner FR, Carammia M, Epp DA, Noble B, Rey B, Yildirim TM. Budgetary change in authoritarian and democratic regimes. Journal of European Public Policy. 2017 Jun 17;24(6):792-808. Available from, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2017.1296482
Baumgartner, Frank R. ; Carammia, Marcello ; Epp, Derek A. ; Noble, Ben ; Rey, Beatriz ; Yildirim, Tevfik Murat. / Budgetary change in authoritarian and democratic regimes. In: Journal of European Public Policy. 2017 ; Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 792-808
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