An examination of independent fiscal councils and their orientation to the future and policy making

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621015
Title:
An examination of independent fiscal councils and their orientation to the future and policy making
Authors:
Connor, Stuart ( 0000-0002-4573-4468 )
Abstract:
The aim of this paper is to review the rationale, nature and operation of independent fiscal councils (IFCs) in order to gain insights into how futures are being configured at executive levels of government and to examine how futures could be incorporated in policy making. The emphasis IFCs have placed on non-partisanship, transparency and forecasting is viewed as reflecting a particular understanding of the problem of public debt and a limited understanding of the future and policy making. Located within the context of increasing technocratic tendencies, it is argued that IFCs can be seen as part of efforts to secure the de-politicisation of policy making. Attempts to secure the de-politicisation of policy making may at best, be considered laudable, but naïve, and at worst, represents an ideological sleight of hand in attempts to colonise the future. Moving forward, it is argued that strategic foresight can make a vital contribution to an open form of policy making that deepens and extends an understanding of what the future could be - the necessary ficta of policy making.
Citation:
Connor, S. Eur J Futures Res (2017) 5: 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40309-017-0124-6
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
European Journal of Futures Research
Issue Date:
Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621015
Additional Links:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40309-017-0124-6
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in the European Journal of Futures Research. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40309-017-0124-6
ISSN:
2195-4194
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FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorConnor, Stuarten
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-22T09:39:56Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-22T09:39:56Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-
dc.identifier.citationConnor, S. Eur J Futures Res (2017) 5: 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40309-017-0124-6en
dc.identifier.issn2195-4194en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621015-
dc.descriptionThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in the European Journal of Futures Research. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40309-017-0124-6en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to review the rationale, nature and operation of independent fiscal councils (IFCs) in order to gain insights into how futures are being configured at executive levels of government and to examine how futures could be incorporated in policy making. The emphasis IFCs have placed on non-partisanship, transparency and forecasting is viewed as reflecting a particular understanding of the problem of public debt and a limited understanding of the future and policy making. Located within the context of increasing technocratic tendencies, it is argued that IFCs can be seen as part of efforts to secure the de-politicisation of policy making. Attempts to secure the de-politicisation of policy making may at best, be considered laudable, but naïve, and at worst, represents an ideological sleight of hand in attempts to colonise the future. Moving forward, it is argued that strategic foresight can make a vital contribution to an open form of policy making that deepens and extends an understanding of what the future could be - the necessary ficta of policy making.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40309-017-0124-6en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectTechnocracyen
dc.subjectnon-partisanshipen
dc.subjectforecastsen
dc.subjectde-politicisationen
dc.titleAn examination of independent fiscal councils and their orientation to the future and policy makingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Futures Researchen
dc.date.accepted2017-12-
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