Fiscal Sociology

Public Auditing

by Jürgen G. Backhaus (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 214 Pages
Series: Finanzsoziologie, Volume 2


From the point of view of public finance research, this book is a little quaint. A typical court of audit judges only what is put before it. In these essays it is argued that the judge should search for alternative actions that could have been taken and change thereby the records presented. This is different in that traditional public finance talks about some unknown entity whose well being a benign president should implement. We are not particularly impressed with this model. Our way of reasoning is that we want to talk about alternatives.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 213 pp., num. tables, 1 graph

Biographical notes

Jürgen G. Backhaus (Volume editor)

The Editor: Jürgen G. Backhaus, born in 1950, JSD 1976, Ph.D. (Econ) 1985, holds the Krupp Chair in Public Finance and Fiscal Sociology at Erfurt University since November 2000. Between 1986 and 2000, he held the chair in Public Economics at Maastricht University. In 2004 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Thessaly (Greece). He has published 68 books and monographs, about 200 articles in refereed journals and book chapters, 28 scholarly notes and 63 reviews.


Title: Fiscal Sociology