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Wildavsky, Aaron B.

Works: 305 works in 1,445 publications in 7 languages and 39,361 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Interviewee, Performer, Compiler, Speaker
Classifications: JK528, 324.973
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Most widely held works by Aaron B Wildavsky
Presidential elections : strategies of American electoral politics by Nelson W Polsby( Book )

97 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 4,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and analyzes the process by which Presidents of the United States are nominated and elected, appraises voting behavior and the influence of nonparty, independent activists, and suggests possible future trends
Presidential elections : strategies and structures of American politics by Nelson W Polsby( )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brimming with data and examples from the 2008 and 2012 elections, and laced with previews of 2016, the fourteenth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to final voter turnout and exit interviews. The comprehensive coverage includes campaign strategy, the sequence of electoral events, and the issues, all from the perspective of the various actors in the election process: voters, interest groups, political parties, the media, and the candidates themselves
The politics of the budgetary process by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

60 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementation: how great expectations in Washington are dashed in Oakland; or, Why it's amazing that Federal programs work at all, this being a saga of the Economic Development Administration as told by two sympathetic observers who seek to build morals on a foundation of ruined hopes by Jeffrey L Pressman( Book )

46 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book confronts the widespread impression that policy or program implementation should be easy, arguing instead that implementation, even under the best of circumstances, is exceedingly difficult. Using the Oakland Project as a case study, this book discusses each stage of the process of implementation, demonstrating that completion of what might seem to be a simple sequence of events will in fact depend on a complex chain of reciprocal interactions. Each part of the chain must be built with the others in view, so the separation of policy design from implementation is fatal. The first four chapters illustrate the movement from simplicity to complexity. Chapter 5 discusses the number of decision points throughout the process, giving an indication of the magnitude of the task. Chapter 6 examines why project targets may be set even if they are unlikely to be met, considering both the position of those who set targets -- top federal officials who wish large accomplishments from small resources in a short time -- and those who must implement them -- career bureaucrats and local participants characterized by high needs and low cohesion. The last chapter discusses the relationship between the evaluation of programs and the study of their implementation, arguing that tendencies to assimilate the two should be resisted
The real world order : zones of peace, zones of turmoil by Max Singer( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the resulting demise of Cold War bipolar politics pose a provocative question for observers of the international scene: If there is a new world order, what are its defining features and what do its current tendencies portend for the future? In The Real World Order: Zones of Peace/Zones of Turmoil, Max Singer and Aaron Wildavsky argue that no prior attempt to describe the post-Cold War world order has succeeded because none has divided the apparent disarray into its two parts: zones of peace and democracy, in which they discern a new basis for international relations, and zones of turmoil and development, where the future will be like the past, at least for a while. Singer and Wildavaky integrate political, military, cultural, and economic factors into a coherent vision of how the world works today and what it is becoming. The result is an analysis that is neither liberal nor conservative, hawk nor dove, isolationist nor interventionist, but cuts across the usual stereotypes to sketch the main outlines of a comprehensive world order and provide a realistic basis upon which all parties may debate policy. By taking the perspective of a century or two, rather than focusing on a snapshot of today or a view of a few years, and by comparing the next century with this one, during which over 40 million people were killed in wars and over 100 million by their own governments, Singer and Wildavsky approach their subject with a disconcerting optimism and find in contemporary prospects a hopeful model for progress toward global peace and prosperity. The Real World Order will set the terms for further reflection and debate, and it poses primary questions for the future: How will the stable, prosperous societies in the zones of peace protect their democracy, how will they deal with conflict that does not threaten national survival, and what responsibility will they have to mitigate the horrors of war and poverty in the zones of turmoil during the next century?
The new politics of the budgetary process by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword p. xi Preface to the Fifth Edition p. xix Preface to the First Edition p. xxvii Biographical Note p. xxxiii Chapter 1 Budgeting as Conflicting Promises p. 1 Budgets Are Conflicting Commitments p. 7 Tax Preferences p. 11 Appropriations: The Power of Congress and Power Within Congress p. 13 The President Is Both Rival and Partner of Congress p. 16 Conflicting Promises: The Multiple Meanings of Budgetary Control p. 19 Chapter 2 Budgets as Struggles for Power: A Historical Perspective p. 25 Colonial Origins p. 26 Turning Points: Civil War through World War I p. 30 The Executive Budget Movement p. 33 Dislocation and Continuity: Depression and War p. 40 Chapter 3 The Dance of the Dollars: Classical Budgeting p. 42 Calculations p. 44 Complexity p. 44 Aids to Calculation p. 45 Incremental Budgeting p. 46 Roles and Perspectives p. 50 The Agency p. 50 The Bureau of the Budget p. 54 The Appropriations Committees p. 56 Strategies p. 57 Be a Good Politician p. 58 Clientele p. 58 Confidence p. 60 Congressional Committee Hearings p. 62 Strategies Designed to Capitalize on the Fragmentation of Power in National Politics p. 62 Chapter 4 The Collapse of Consensus p. 68 The Growth of Entitlements p. 69 Economic Activism p. 70 Federal Credit p. 71 Priorities p. 72 Impoundment p. 73 The Budget Act: More Checks, More Balances, but Not More Control p. 75 Impoundment Again p. 75 Congressional Budget Office p. 76 Senate Budget Committee and House Budget Committee p. 76 Scheduling p. 76 Resolutions p. 77 Reconciliation p. 78 Complexity p. 78 A Congressional Budget, or Merely More Budgeting? p. 78 The Budget Process, 1975--1979: Making Totals Stick p. 79 Classical Budgeting Withers Without Quite Disappearing p. 81 Chapter 5 The Politics of Dissensus p. 83 Why Budget Decisions Became So Difficult p. 84 The Focus on Totals p. 84 The End of Economic Management p. 85 Dominance of the Deficit p. 86 Polarization of the Parties p. 87 The Congressional Budget Act in the 1980s p. 88 R and R: Resolution and Reconciliation p. 88 Deferral and Rescission Redux p. 90 The Shifting Budgetary Base p. 91 Continuing Omnibus Resolutions p. 92 OMB in an Era of Perennial Budgeting p. 93 Top-Down Policy Making p. 94 Continuous Budgeting p. 94 Negotiating with Congress p. 95 Implications for OMB p. 96 Dissensus in Congress p. 97 Role Reversal p. 97 Rolled on the Floor p. 98 Budgeting Penetrates Congress p. 100 Gimmicks p. 100 Chapter 6 The Politics of Balancing Budgets p. 103 Gramm-Rudman-Hollings p. 105 The Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 p. 106 The Clinton Budget of 1993 p. 108 The Politics of Radical Reversal 1995 p. 111 Prologue: Constitutional Amendment and Rescission p. 112 Budgets and Counterbudgets: The President's Budget and the Congressional Resolution p. 113 Incrementalism in Mirror Image: Appropriations p. 114 Confrontation: Continuing Resolutions and the Debt Limit p. 115 Reconciliation and Intransigence p. 118 The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 p. 120 Chapter 7 Entitlements p. 123 The "Ought" and "Is" of Entitlements p. 124 Entitlements and Budgeting p. 129 How Do Entitlements Start? p. 132 Why Do Entitlements Grow? p. 135 Maintaining Commitment: Social Security p. 136 Escalating Costs: Medicare p. 138 Expanding Eligibility: Medicaid p. 140 Provider Pressures: End-Stage Renal Disease p. 142 How Have Entitlements Been Controlled? p. 144 Declining Need: Black Lung Disease p. 145 Ending an Entitlement: Welfare p. 146 Entitlements and Others p. 148 Appropriations: Head Start and WIC p. 148 Tax Expenditures: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) p. 149 Formula Grants to States: Adoption Assistance Program, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, and the Ryan White Care Act p. 149 Chapter 8 Budgeting for Defense p. 152 Dimensions of Defense p. 153 Defense Strategy and Funding p. 155 The Internal Budget Process p. 161 Planning, Programming, Budgeting p. 161 Acquisitions p. 165 The Congressional Budget Process p. 170 Reprogramming p. 173 Secrecy p. 175 Cuts p. 176 Contingencies p. 179 Chapter 9 Reform p. 181 Norms of Budgetary Behavior p. 181 Forms of Budgeting p. 184 Reform Without Conflict p. 184 The Politics in Budget Reform p. 186 Unit of Measurement: Cash or Volume p. 187 Time Span: Months, One Year, Many Years p. 188 Calculation: Incremental or Comprehensive p. 189 Management Reforms p. 191 Performance and Budgeting p. 191 Centralization and Decentralization: The Role of OMB p. 193 Credit Reform p. 195 Financial Management p. 196 Capital Budgeting p. 197 Limits p. 198 The Line-Item Veto p. 200 Chapter 10 From Surplus to Deficit p. 205 The Disappearing Deficit p. 205 The Politics of Budget Surplus p. 208 The End of the Surplus p. 212 Afterword p. 219 Characteristics of the Budget Process p. 219 The Budgetary Process Is Powerful Yet Impotent p. 220 The Budgetary Process Is Structured Yet Formalistic p. 220 The Budgetary Process Is Complex Yet Segmented p. 221 Budgetary Politics Are Polarized but Moderated p. 223 Glossary p. 225 Guide to Acronyms p. 230 Select Bibliography p. 231 Credits p. 245 Index
Risk and culture : an essay on the selection of technical and environmental dangers by Mary Douglas( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concern of many Americans with dangers to the natural environment is not justified rationally, according to the authors, but results from American cultural biases and the political goals of environmentalists
A history of taxation and expenditure in the Western world by Carolyn Webber( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budgeting : a comparative theory of budgetary processes by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

42 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking truth to power : the art and craft of policy analysis by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book on public policy
The deficit and the public interest : the search for responsible budgeting in the 1980s by Joseph White( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But is it true? : a citizen's guide to environmental health and safety issues by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Working with his students at a risk analysis center, Wildavsky examined all the evidence behind the charges and countercharges in several controversial cases involving environmental health and public safety. Here he lays out these cases in terms an average citizen can understand, weighs the merits of the claims of various parties, and offers reasoned judgments on the government's response. From Love Canal to Times Beach, from DDT to Agent Orange, acid rain, and global warming, from saccharin to asbestos, Wildavsky shows how we can achieve an informed understanding of the contentious environmental issues that confront us daily. The book supports the conclusion Wildavsky reached himself, both as a citizen committed to the welfare of the earth and its inhabitants, and as a social scientist concerned with how public policy is made: though it is bad to be harmed, it is worse to be harmed in the name of health."--Jacket
The great détente disaster : oil and the decline of American foreign policy by Edward Friedland( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond containment : alternative American policies toward the Soviet Union by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private government of public money; community and policy inside British politics by Hugh Heclo( Book )

45 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolt against the masses, and other essays on politics and public policy by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of this stunning set of essays on politics and public policy makes crystal clear the meaning of the title. "The revolutionaries of contemporary America do not seek to redistribute privilege from those who have it to those who do not. These radicals wish to arrange a transfer of power from those elites who now exercise it to another elite, namely themselves, who do not. This aspiring elite is of the same race (white), the same class (upper middle and upper), and the same educational background (the best colleges and universities) as those they wish to displace." Wildavsky's bracing work takes a close look at these elites, who probably make up little more than one percent of the population. He sees their common denominator as hostility toward the masses, anti-American attitudes, derision of authority, and a belief in participatory rather than representative politics. The author carries through these themes in a variety of essays on black-white racial relations, social work orientations and black militancy, the politics of budgetary reform, elite and mass trends in the political party system, and the substitution of bureaucratic for democratic modes of advancing the policy process. This work is, in short, vintage Wildavsky: tough minded, spirited, and plain-spoken political analysis. In his new Introduction, Irving Louis Horowitz examines what has changed and what continues to be salient in Wildavsky's line of analysis. Essentially, the report card on The Revolt Against the Masses is that the situation described in these essays has changed somewhat in style but hardly at all in substance. The nuclear shield replaces the ABM treaty, and Afghanistan replaces Vietnam as centers of political gravity-but the same coalition of forces across party and economy still dominate the American political process. The justifiably famous essay on "The Two Presidencies" shows how persistent is the gap between the conflict over domestic priorities and the consensus on foreign policy-and why. This is, in short, a classic text that continues to merit careful study by all those interested in political life. Aaron Wildavsky was, until his death in 1993, professor of political science and public policy at the University of California in Berkeley. He was also director of its Survey Research Center. He served as director of the Russell-Sage Foundation, was a president of the American Political Science Association, and held a number of visiting professorships during his lifetime. Most recently, Transaction has posthumously published Wildavsky's complete essays and papers in five volumes. Irving Louis Horowitz is Hannah Arendt distinguished university professor emeritus at Rutgers, The State University, and longtime friend and associate of Aaron Wildavsky."--Provided by publisher
How to limit government spending : or, How a constitutional amendment tying public spending to economic growth will decrease taxes and lessen inflation ... by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

19 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticizes government spending policy, budgeting methods, and expenditures, calling for a constitutional amendment to curb inflation and limit federal spending
Dixon-Yates: a study in power politics by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning and budgeting in poor countries by Naomi Caiden( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for safety by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and German and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At head of title: Social Philosophy & Policy Center. Series statement from jacket. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 229-250
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Risk and culture : an essay on the selection of technical and environmental dangers
Presidential elections : strategies and structures of American politicsImplementation: how great expectations in Washington are dashed in Oakland; or, Why it's amazing that Federal programs work at all, this being a saga of the Economic Development Administration as told by two sympathetic observers who seek to build morals on a foundation of ruined hopesThe real world order : zones of peace, zones of turmoilThe new politics of the budgetary processRisk and culture : an essay on the selection of technical and environmental dangersBudgeting : a comparative theory of budgetary processesSpeaking truth to power : the art and craft of policy analysisThe deficit and the public interest : the search for responsible budgeting in the 1980s
Alternative Names
Aaron Wildavsky American political scientist

Aaron Wildavsky Amerikaans econoom (1930-1993)

Aaron Wildavsky politólogo estadounidense

Wildavsky, A.

Wildavsky, A. 1930-1993

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Wildavsky Aaron 1930-1993

Wildavsky, Aaron B.

Wildavsky, Aaron B 1930-

Wildavsky, Aaron Bernard

Wildavsky, Aaron Bernard 1930-1993

Wildavsky, Aron 1930-1993

와일브스키, 아론 1930-1993

와일브스키, 아론 B. 1930-1993

윌다브스키, A. 1930-1993

윌다브스키, 아론 B. 1930-1993

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