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Horizontal Accountability: Concepts and Conflicts

Charles D. Kenney

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the concept of horizontal accountability in Latin America. It presents a definition of horizontal accountability in which the agents of accountability are limited to those ... More


Civil Society and Accountability Politics

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter poses some of the conceptual choices that need to be made in the process of defining accountability, which is not synonymous with either democracy or the rule of law. It analyzes ... More


The Accountability Deficit in Latin America

Brian F. Crisp and Matthew Soberg Shugart

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents accountability as an inherently vertical relationship. It discusses the conflicts between vertical accountability, horizontal exchange, and superintendence in presidential ... More


Societal and Horizontal Controls: Two Cases of a Fruitful Relationship

Catalina Smulovitz and Enrique Peruzzotti

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the interactions between societal and horizontal mechanisms of accountability in Latin America. The analysis of two case studies shows that the activation of the horizontal ... More


Horizontal Accountability: The Legal Institutionalization of Mistrust

Guillermo O'Donnell

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines horizontal accountability (HA) in Latin American state agencies. It considers two main directions in which HA may come into play: the unlawful encroachment by one state agency ... More


Horizontal Accountability and the Rule of Law in Central America

Michael Dodson and Donald W. Jackson

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the efficacy of justice reform in creating effective mechanisms of horizontal accountability in El Salvador and Guatemala. There is little evidence to suggest that reforms have ... More


The Role of Congress as an Agency of Horizontal Accountability: Lessons from the Brazilian Experience

Argelina Cheibub Figueiredo

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines role of Congress as an agency of horizontal accountability in Brazil. It is argued that although Congress’ direct oversight role is diminished, its indirect role remains ... More


The Democratic Constraint

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Because public management reform involves more autonomy and more accountability, it maybe successful only in democracies. On the other hand, there is not a trade-off between efficiency and democracy. ... More


Contrasting Ideological Rationales for Accountability

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes

in The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703532
eISBN:
9780191772641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter outlines the major conceptual, methodological, and theoretical features of existing literature on accountability and its political effects. In the process, the innovative framework ... More


Conclusion

Gustavo Flores-Macías

in After Neoliberalism?: The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891658
eISBN:
9780199933402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891658.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

A conclusion is presented in Chapter 7, which is divided into three parts. The first section discusses the theoretical implications of the book’s findings regarding the left in Latin America, the ... More


State-based Anticorruption Agencies in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes

in The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703532
eISBN:
9780191772641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand, elites have attempted to harness state-based anticorruption agencies to intra-elite struggles while societal groups have sought to render them meaningful ... More


Partisanship and the Division of Justificatory Labour

Matteo Bonotti

in Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198739500
eISBN:
9780191802478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739500.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends an indirect model of public justification, which relieves ordinary citizens of the burdens of public reason and imposes them only on public officials, and especially on elected ... More


The Principle of Accountability

Henk Addink

in Good Governance: Concept and Context

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198841159
eISBN:
9780191876653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841159.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains the principle of accountability as part of the principles of good governance. The principle of accountability is already far beyond financial accounting, and it comes closer to ... More


Defective Democracy

Aurel Croissant and Wolfgang Merkel

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Both new and established democracies have witnessed setbacks in their democratic quality since the turn of the century, while the number of so-called hybrid regimes has increased. The concept of ... More


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