A Comparative Historical Analysis of Declaration and Resource Allocation to Governance Indicators by Political Parties in Pakistan
Keywords:Partisan Theory, Governance indicators, PDA and Comparative Budget Analysis
This comparative study has examined the truism of manifestos of political parties and pecuniary allocation of resources in their regimes in some common governance indicators for 2008-2021. The partisan theory predicts the macroeconomic policies consonance with political doctrine and mitigated the budget policy rules for the promulgation of their conceptions. This comparative study has analyzed overall different governments' total revenues; total expenditure and governance expenditures and provides guidelines for economic agents and votaries for making their future expectations during upcoming times. The logical framework of the study tri-angulated; used van Dijk’s PDA (Political Discourse Analytical) model by utilizing the method of Wodak (2001) and comparative budget analysis (Wildavesky, 1986). The results show that partisan resource allocations have a marginally significant effect on development expenditure (Public Services Development Programs and other PSDP) allocation in the federal budget on governance indicators in Pakistan. Some indicators like accountability and corruption, law and order and information and telecommunication show some partisan marginal effect but nothing different in resource allocation about e-governance, police and civil reforms. The PTI government has devoted more allocation to law and order and information and telecommunications rather than national accountability and corruption.
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