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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


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


Conclusion: Pluralist Accountability and Legitimacy

Gisela Hirschmann

in Accountability in Global Governance: Pluralist Accountability in Global Governance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861249
eISBN:
9780191893322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861249.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the main arguments, discusses the theoretical and practical implications of the findings, and outlines avenues for future research. Moreover, this chapter discusses the ... 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


Putting It All Together

Nicole Baerg

in Crafting Consensus: Why Central Bankers Change Their Speech and How Speech Changes the Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190499488
eISBN:
9780190499518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499488.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The concluding chapter summarizes the key findings in the manuscript and discusses three main contributions of the book. First, the book shows that variation in the preferences of committee members, ... 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


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