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Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Performance audit is now in fashion, but has in the past been a somewhat closed world, little studied by outsiders. Now an international team of researchers has studied the work of five national ... More


Auditing Regulatory Reform

Ed Humpherson

in The Regulatory State: Constitutional Implications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593170
eISBN:
9780191595660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593170.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers a major phenomenon in the regulatory state, which is all too easily glossed over — the role of ‘bureaucratic regulation’ of public bodies by other public bodies. A prime ... More


The Financial Resources of Government: Monitoring and Control

Terence Daintith and Alan Page

in The Executive in the Constitution: Structure, Autonomy, and Internal Control

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268703
eISBN:
9780191683558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268703.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the conceptual apparatus of control: the status of the rules on which control is based, and the key concepts around which it is articulated. It also explains how the spending ... More


A History of British National Audit: The Pursuit of Accountability

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790310
eISBN:
9780191831645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790310.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The book provides a history of the origins and development of the institutions and practices of British public sector audit, which are meant to ensure the financial accountability of the Executive to ... More


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