34. International Public Finance Conference
Psychological and Sociological Aspects Preventing “common Wallet” Perception in the Public BudgetFidan Kılavuz, Cihan Yüksel
This study mentions the perception of “common wallet” and the determining phases of shaping process, in order to scrutinize the way Society’s perception has got its background using sociological and psychological parameters. What “common wallet” means is the public budget which is the legitimate source that enables the government to spend and gather resources. Understanding of public budget is closely related to social interactions between citizens, their behaviours and acts since it is a product of labour productivity. Thus, since the budget rights starting point is the citizen’s common money; it is based on the need to identifying common (social) need from this budget.
On the other hand humans are described as social entities firstly. Humans effect the society they live in and they get effected by the society as a reason for that. Because of these, social interaction as an individual and as a group effects what we can identify as a social common value “common wallet” perception and the shaping process. Based on this perspective “common wallet” perception and determinants of the shaping process are examined via social psychology perspective; while the concepts of altruism, altruistic punishment, lack of social belonging, bystander effect, social loafing, cognitive contradiction theory and ethical behaviors/cultural behaviors were utilized, the public budget consciousness shaped within this social relations was tried put forwards.
From this point of view it is aimed to contribute to the problem from a wider perspective and to provide constructive solutions.