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Policy diffusion as a means for improving national budget systems

Charles E. Menifield (University of Missouri)
LaShonda M. Stewart (Political Science Department, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)
Cal Clark (Department of Political Science, Auburn University)
William P. Stodden (Concordia College )

Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management

ISSN: 1096-3367

Article publication date: 1 March 2017

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Abstract

Substantial research has been conducted examining policy diffusion among both the American states and the nations of the developed world and to a somewhat lesser extent, developing worlds. Little research, especially at the nation-state level, has focused upon budget systems, however. We use case studies of 18 diverse countries (Menifield, 2011) to conceptualize national budget systems and, based upon this conceptualization, to identify clusters of nations with similar systems. We found evidence suggesting that policy diffusion may be occurring in the realm of national budget systems. Our analysis shows that budgetary institutions and behaviors can and do form clusters that are useful in analyzing national budget systems. Our ability to describe clusters of nations with similar budget systems could prove to be a helpful tool for analyzing international policy diffusion.

Citation

Menifield, C.E., Stewart, L.M., Clark, C. and Stodden, W.P. (2017), "Policy diffusion as a means for improving national budget systems", Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 51-77. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBAFM-29-01-2017-B003

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