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Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Christopher Hood, Oliver James, George Jones, Colin Scott, and Tony Travers

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Regulation Inside Government analyses the army of inspectors, auditors, grievance‐chasers, standard‐setters, and other bodies overseeing contemporary public organizations. On the basis ... More


Running the Ruler Over Regulation Inside Government

Christopher Hood, Colin Scott, Oliver James, George Jones, and Tony Travers

in Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Sets out the results of the quantitative assessment of regulation inside government in the UK and refers to the detailed table of budget and staffing levels contained in Appendix 2. It offers a ... More


Postmaterialist forces and political triggers

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This conclusionary chapter explores the implications of the Postmaterialist Trigger Thesis (PTT) of bill of rights institutionalization beyond the four Westminster democracies from whose experience ... More


Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

How can the government and citizens become more responsive to each other in alleviating poverty and reducing corruption? The book tests several intuitions including whether vulnerable groups demand ... More


Conclusions

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book argues that India must build a civil service for the twenty-first century to go with its growing competitiveness in the world stage. A modern, world-class civil service will improve India’s ... More


Advisory boards and planning bureaus

Peter Scholten and Frans van Nispen

in Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In this contribution, a description is provided of the role, methods and recent developments of policy analysis in two High Councils of State – the Council of State and the Court of Audits – as well ... More


Making Social Audits Accountable

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

in Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

A social audit is conducted jointly by the government and the beneficiaries of the scheme being audited. Social audits have functioned well in AP as an accountability mechanism but have failed to do ... More


The EU and International Accounting and Auditing Standards

Lucia Quaglia

in The European Union and Global Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688241
eISBN:
9780191767517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688241.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The regulatory capacity of the EU in accounting was very limited until 2002, when the EU decided to download international accounting standards through an endorsement process. By contrast, the US had ... More


‘Boomerang effect’: the bottleneck of public policy analysis in Turkey

Akif Argun Akdoğan

in Policy Analysis in Turkey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447338956
eISBN:
9781447338970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338956.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter seeks to explain the poor performance of public policy tools in Turkey through strategic planning and performance auditing utilising the “boomerang effect” concept mainly used in ... More


Election Audits

Erica Shein and Chad Vickery

in Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190677800
eISBN:
9780190677831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190677800.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines the role of the international community when using audits as a way of settling disputes about election results. Examples include Afghanistan in 2014, Haiti in 2010, and Kosovo ... More


Government Accounting

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Most government accounts are on a cash basis. It means that money is brought to account when they are paid or received. Such an accounting regime is consistent with the arrangements whereby the ... More


Foregrounding Financial Accountability in Governance

Amitabh Mukhopadhyay

in Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474370
eISBN:
9780199089109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474370.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter argues that the 21st Century is witnessing a culture of accountability in-the-making. The mores of parliamentary supremacy are giving way to assertions of popular sovereignty. The ... More


Public finance management

Mary Venner

in Donors, Technical Assistance and Public Administration in Kosovo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992729
eISBN:
9781526115317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992729.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapters 4 describes what happened when international actors applied their ideas and methods to creating new public finance management institutions as the foundation for a future government. It ... More


National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005

S.K. Das

in India's Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081661
eISBN:
9780199082421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter looks at the history and performance of employment generation programmes during the last five decades, which provides the setting for the enactment of the present law guaranteeing wage ... More


Serve and Certify: Paradoxes of Service Work in Organic Coffee Certification

Tad Mutersbaugh

in Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the paradoxical effects of transnational organic coffee certification processes on service workers in Oaxaca, Mexico. It focuses on the service workers’ role of accommodating ... More


Integrity issues in local government: the rise and fall of the Standards Board for England

David Hine and Gillian Peele

in The regulation of standards in British public life: Doing the right thing?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097133
eISBN:
9781526109873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097133.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter examines the case of English local government and the experience of the Standards Board for England. The model chosen was an ambitious one, superficially built on a clear and ... More


Beneath Compliance: Corporate Social Responsibility and Labor Standards in China

Tim Bartley

in Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794332
eISBN:
9780191835841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794332.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the concrete implications of labor-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) in consumer products industries in China. As China became the “factory to the world” the ... More


Drawing Big Lessons from Small Labels

Hamish van der Ven

in Beyond Greenwash: Explaining Credibility in Transnational Eco-Labeling

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190866006
eISBN:
9780190866037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866006.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

After reviewing the book’s thesis and the evidence in support of it, this chapter outlines a number of key implications for transnational governance scholarship and practice. It suggests a ... More


State Politics and NREGA I: Rajasthan

Rob Jenkins and James Manor

in Politics and the Right to Work: India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190608309
eISBN:
9780190686505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608309.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the politics of implementing the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (NREGA) in the state of Rajasthan, where an important part of the movement which brought NREGA into ... More


Aadhaar and the MGNREGS

S.K. Das

in Making the Poor Free?: India's Unique Identification Number

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199453290
eISBN:
9780199085378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453290.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 11 looks at the role that the Aadhaar programme can play in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The Unique Identification Authority ... More


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