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Symposium introduction

Symposium introduction J. OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 27 (4), 482-545 WINTER 2015 SYMPOSIUM ON CREATING THE FIX: TRANSPARENCY, ENGAGEMENT, AND RESULTS Editor: Karen Kunz Copyright © 2015 by PrAcademics Press J. OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 27 (4), 483-492 WINTER 2015 Karen Kunz* Several years ago the discussion in my graduate public budgeting class kept coming back to how important it is for citizens to be informed about how taxpayer dollars are managed and the ways in which our chosen representatives represent our interests in doing so. We talked at length about the reasons why people might not be engaged, such as the lack of time, understanding and interest, lack of access to information, and inability to parse the important details from those not founded in fact. The students were determined to find ways to engage the public. To that end, we developed a day-long symposium, entitled Create the Fix, to explore ideas about how to do exactly that. To paraphrase the promotional materials, the goals of the event were to communicate a truthful, non-politicized picture of the federal budget to the public and to spur conversation around two questions: how can the public become more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting & Financial Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1096-3367
DOI
10.1108/JPBAFM-27-04-2015-B004
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J. OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 27 (4), 482-545 WINTER 2015 SYMPOSIUM ON CREATING THE FIX: TRANSPARENCY, ENGAGEMENT, AND RESULTS Editor: Karen Kunz Copyright © 2015 by PrAcademics Press J. OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 27 (4), 483-492 WINTER 2015 Karen Kunz* Several years ago the discussion in my graduate public budgeting class kept coming back to how important it is for citizens to be informed about how taxpayer dollars are managed and the ways in which our chosen representatives represent our interests in doing so. We talked at length about the reasons why people might not be engaged, such as the lack of time, understanding and interest, lack of access to information, and inability to parse the important details from those not founded in fact. The students were determined to find ways to engage the public. To that end, we developed a day-long symposium, entitled Create the Fix, to explore ideas about how to do exactly that. To paraphrase the promotional materials, the goals of the event were to communicate a truthful, non-politicized picture of the federal budget to the public and to spur conversation around two questions: how can the public become more

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Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting & Financial ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2015

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