Passing the Buck
Congress, the Budget, and Deficits
Passing the Buck examines how Congress is increasing delegation of a wide variety of powers to the president in recent years. Jasmine Farrier assesses why institutional ambition in the early 1970s turned into institutional ambivalence about whether Congress is equipped to handle its constitutional duties.
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"An excellent account of the political tensions inherent in the modern congressional budget process. Farrier offers an important exceedingly intelligent study of a central concern for US governance and the balance of power. Highly recommended."—Choice
"A comprehensive and important study of how Congress has reformed the budget process over the past several decades. Passing the Buck offers an informative perspective on the formal changes that have been made in the congressional budget process."—Daniel Palazzolo, author of The Speaker and the Budget: Leadership in the Post-
"A timely and compelling example of first-rate scholarship."—Lawrence C. Dodd
"Well written, comprehensive, and clear in her approach. Policymakers, policy analysts, students, academics, and researchers interested in the federal budget process will benefit from reading this book."—Perspectives on Political Science
"Well written and researched and raises interesting questions about delegation of authority in congressional research, as well as the history of congressional budgeting."—Perspectives on Politics
"Farrier sets out to understand why Congress 'tells the country that it is not well suited to making tough decisions on major policy questions.' . . . A highly informative read."—Political Science Quarterly
"Choice"—Richard Pious, author of Why Presidents Fail: White House Decision Making from Eisenhower to Bush II
"Farrier offers an important exceedingly intelligent study of a central concern for US governance and the balance of power."—Choice
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