The price of American foreign policy: Congress, the executive, and international affairs funding

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Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 343 pages
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In this first in-depth study of the process by which U.S. foreign policy is funded, William Bacchus draws on more than twenty years' experience in government to analyze the uneasy interplay between the executive and legislative branches as decisions about priorities and policies are made. He begins by examining historical trends in foreign affairs budgeting, then shows how budget proposals are originated in the Executive branch and how they are affected by the complexities of congressional appropriation and authorization, and concludes with a look at "myths" about budgeting and suggestions for improving the system.

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Contents

Introduction
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Foreign Affairs Funding Trends and the Evolving
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Impediments to Coherent Foreign Affairs Budgeting
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