Public accountability is a hallmark of modern democratic governance. Democracy is just an empty exercise if those in power cannot be held accountable in public for their acts and omissions, decisions, policies, and expenditures. Accountable Governance: Problems and Promises is a finely detailed and richly informed consideration of accountability in both government and the contemporary world of governance. Twenty-nine leading experts comprehensively cover various aspects of the accountability movement-such as multiple and competing accountabilities, measuring accountability, accountability and democratic legitimacy, and accountability and information technology-and apply them to governments, quasi-governments, nongovernment organizations, governance organizations and voluntary organizations. Melvin Dubnick and H. George Frederickson have edited a volume that is the most current and comprehensive volume available on public accountability. They present a multinational and multilevel approach to accountability, with a blend of theoretical, empirical, and applied approaches.
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0023306610