Constitution, Public Finance, and Transition

Constitution, Public Finance, and Transition

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This book explores the role of constitutions in public finance, with a special focus on transitional context in Central and Eastern Europe. The main questions addressed are: How do formal constitutional provisions that matter for public finance come about? How do constitutions shape policy choices in public finance? Part l of the book puts forth an analytical framework for analysing how fiscal constitutional provisions come about and tests the conjectures with the case of constitution-making in Estonia in 1991-1992. Part II summarises, synthesises and criticises the emerging orthodoxy in positive constitutional public finance and examines whether it can explain the commitment to fiscal discipline in Estonia between 1992 and 2007. Part III examines theoretically and empirically how constitutions can shape public finance laws via constitutional review, auto-limitation and constitutional deliberations.Theoretical Developments in Constitutional Public Finance and the Case of Estonia Ringa Raudla ... Analysing effects of alternative constitutions has long been an important research topic in political science, as exemplified by ... In his outline of the research agenda of positive constitutional economics, Voigt (1997) lists the following aquot;economic effectsaquot; as foci of ... 105 However, as Blankart and Koester (2006, 2007) have noted, the more recent pursuits of positive constitutional politicalanbsp;...

Title:Constitution, Public Finance, and Transition
Author: Ringa Raudla
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010

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