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In “Genealogies of Calculation”, Miller and Napier (1993) engaged with the alternative boundaries of calculation beyond traditional accounting histories. This was justified because not all forms of calculation are to be found in accounting. The removal of this accounting limitation encouraged...
The relationship between government and the military is examined through the use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) statements included in correspondence related to building the Rideau Canal. Discourse analysis is used to identify and evaluate CBA statements. CBA statements are used for rhetorical,...
From 1861 to 1865, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad suffered cruelly from Civil War actions along its entire length. The railroad’s annual reports from this era left a chronicle of the destructive nature of war and its effect on the economic fortunes of the business. These reports show the...
The experience of one man, Isaac Henderson, provides the lens through which this study examines the operation during the Civil War of the federal expenditure control system of the USA. This system’s requisitioning, disbursing and auditing activities cannot be disentangled from the patronage...
Reforms to the British navy’s estimates for 1888—9 radically changed the way that budgetary information was presented to parliament. Motivated by a desire to facilitate efficiency judgments about public expenditure, in the new-style estimates expenditure was classified according to object or...
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