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Strategic Public Finance

  • Written for the nonspecialist reader
    Topical covers contemporary debates about public finance
    Multidisciplinary approach
    Engages with perennial problems of budget deficits and shortfalls in public finance
    Contains public finance data for OECD countries

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Property Rights and Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 26-52
  3. The Relative Scale of Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 53-85
  4. Spending Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 86-130
  5. Raising Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 131-162
  6. Beneficial and Adverse Effects of Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 163-178
  7. Structural Gaps in Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 179-222
  8. Strategic Issues for Local Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 223-242
  9. Conclusions — A Strategy for Public Finance

    • Stephen J. Bailey
    Pages 272-284
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 285-288

About this book

Strategic Public Finance takes a multidisciplinary approach to public finance. It considers the nature of public finance and its symbiotic relationship with economy and society. It considers its philosophical underpinnings, the nature of the services it finances, its relative scale, how it is raised and spent, its possible beneficial and adverse effects, its sustainability, the appropriate governmental level of decision making, the means by which it can be disbursed, and an optimal strategy for public finance.


  • economy
  • funding
  • public finance
  • service
  • strategy
  • sustainability

About the author

STEPHEN J.BAILEY is Professor of Public Sector Economics at Glasgow Caledonian University and author of Public Sector Economics and Local Government Economics, both published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Strategic Public Finance

  • Authors: Stephen J. Bailey

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Red Globe Press London

  • eBook Packages: Palgrave Business & Management Collection, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 304

  • Additional Information: Previously published under the imprint Palgrave

  • Topics: Public Finance