… return to Concepts

Core concepts and terms

Balance of Industries and Creative Destruction

Balance of Power

Bardach’s Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving

Bardach’s Step One – Define the Problem

Bardach’s Things Governments Do

Bardach’s Implementation Game

Barriers to Entry

Basic Op-Ed Structure

BATNA – Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

Becoming Self-aware

Beginning with a Grabber

Behavioural Competency

Behavioural Economics

Behn’s Craft of Memo Writing

Benefit of a Subsidy – Economic vs. Legal Incidence

Best Practices Advice on the Atlas


Big Five Personality Traits

Bilateral Negotiation with Specific Reciprocity

Body Language and Posture

Bounded Rationality

Break-even Price

Briefing and Minimizing Surprises

Broken Windows Theory

Brooks’ Axes for Party Realignment – Individual-Social and Closed-Open

Budget Constraint

Budget Line

Building a Learning Organization


Burden of a Tax – Economic vs. Legal Incidence

Burke’s Conception of an Elected Representative

Bystanders Surplus

Other concepts and terms


Backward Mapping

Bad Debts

Balance Sheet

Bargaining (in Regulatory Policy)

Bargaining Agent

Baseline Information

Basic Financial Statements



Benefit Model of Local Government Finance

Best Practices

Binary Variable

Binding Rules

Blame Avoidance



Bottom-Up Budget

Bottom-Up Theory of Implementation

Boundary Analysis

Bounded Rationality


Break-Even Analysis

Brokerage Politics


Budget Cycle

Budget Deficit

Budget Reserves

Budget Set

Budget Surplus

Budgetary Transaction


Bureaucratic Independence

Business Cycle

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 30 November 2019.