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The Resource Putting trust in the US budget : federal trust funds and the politics of commitment, Eric M. Patashnik, (electronic resource)

Putting trust in the US budget : federal trust funds and the politics of commitment, Eric M. Patashnik, (electronic resource)

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Putting trust in the US budget : federal trust funds and the politics of commitment
Title
Putting trust in the US budget
Title remainder
federal trust funds and the politics of commitment
Statement of responsibility
Eric M. Patashnik
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the United States many important programs are paid from trust funds. At a time when major social insurance funds are facing insolvency, this book provided the first comprehensive study of this significant yet little-studied feature of the American welfare state. Equally importantly, the author investigates an enduring issue in democratic politics: can current officeholders bind their successors? By law, trust funds, which get most of their money from earmarked taxes, are restricted for specific uses. Patashnik asks why these structures were created, and how they have affected political dynamics. He argues that officeholders have used trust funds primarily to reduce political uncertainty, and bind distant futures. Based on detailed case studies of trust funds in a number of policy sectors, he shows how political commitment is a developmental process, whereby precommitments shape the content of future political conflicts. This book will be of interest to students of public policy, political economy and American political development.--
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Patashnik, Eric M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Theories of institutional design
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Pension trusts
  • Social security
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Budget
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Putting trust in the US budget : federal trust funds and the politics of commitment, Eric M. Patashnik, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: trust funds and the politics of commitment -- Political transaction costs, feedback effects, and policy credibility -- Trust fund taxes vs. general fund taxes -- Social security -- Medicare -- Highways -- Airports -- Superfund -- Barriers to trust fund adoption: the failed cases of energy security and lead abatement -- Conclusions: The structure and normative challenge of promise-keeping
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CR9780511490842
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511490842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)51203072
Label
Putting trust in the US budget : federal trust funds and the politics of commitment, Eric M. Patashnik, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490842
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: trust funds and the politics of commitment -- Political transaction costs, feedback effects, and policy credibility -- Trust fund taxes vs. general fund taxes -- Social security -- Medicare -- Highways -- Airports -- Superfund -- Barriers to trust fund adoption: the failed cases of energy security and lead abatement -- Conclusions: The structure and normative challenge of promise-keeping
Control code
CR9780511490842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511490842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51203072

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