Re-Presenting Government and Representing the People: Budget Publicity and Citizenship in New York City, 1908-1911

Journal of Urban History, Vol. 19, p. 84, 1993

20 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2011

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Jonathan D. Kahn

Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity

Date Written: January 1, 1993

Abstract

Governmental budget systems do not only allocate public resources, they also influence the way in which people interact with their government and conceive of their role as citizens. The contemporary politics of budget making tends to mask this influence. As originally conceived, however, public budgets in America were meant to serve as a tool to reshape democratic citizenship. This article explores the history of governmental budget reform and the impounding effect on citizens from before the twentieth century. The author highlights publicity and political discourse surrounding the topic as well as governmental advertisements.

Keywords: Budget, public resources, twentieth century, citizens, budget reform, government, representation

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Jonathan D., Re-Presenting Government and Representing the People: Budget Publicity and Citizenship in New York City, 1908-1911 (January 1, 1993). Journal of Urban History, Vol. 19, p. 84, 1993, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950343

Jonathan D. Kahn (Contact Author)

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