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Title Accountable governance : problems and promises / edited by Melvin J. Dubnick and H. George Frederickson ; foreword by David Mathews
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 328 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: The promises of accountability research / Melvin J. Dubnick and H. George Frederickson -- The challenges of multiple accountability: does redundancy lead to overload? / Thomas Schillemans and Mark Bovens -- The tangled web of accountability in contracting networks: the case of welfare reform / Barbara S. Romzek -- Accountability challenges in public sector contracting for complex products / Trevor L. Brown, Matthew Potoski, and David M. Van Slyke -- Accountability for global governance organizations / Jonathan G.S. Koppell -- Performance blight and the tyranny of light? Accountability in advanced performance measurement regimes / Christopher Pollitt -- Does performance measurement actually improve accountability? / Beryl A. Radin -- The accountability environment of U.S. countries / Bonnie J. Johnson, John C. Pierce, and Nicholas P. Lovrich, Jr. -- Accountability institutions and information in the policy-making process / Paul L. Posner and Robert Schwartz -- Accountability and information-technology enactment: a cross-national perspective / Richard K. Ghere -- Blame avoidance and accountability: positive, negative, or neutral? / Christopher Hood -- The challenges of accountability for international nongovernmental and civil-society organizations / Margaret P. Karns, Timothy J. Shaffer, and Richard K. Ghere -- Accountability in the nonprofit sector: abandoning the one-size-fits-all approach / Kevin P. Kearns -- Watching the watchers / Sally Wheeler -- Accountability and voluntary programs / Matthew Potoski and Aseem Prakash -- Accountability in two non-western contexts / Sara R. Jordan -- Accountability and a theory of representation / Ciarán O'Kelly -- Emergent accountability and structuration theory: implications / Kaifeng Yang -- Rethinking the obsession: accountability and the financial crisis / Melvin J. Dubnick and Justin O'Brien -- Conclusion: taking stock and moving forward / Melvin J. Dubnick and H. George Frederickson
Summary This book offers the most comprehensive consideration of accountability in both government and the contemporary world of governance currently available. Twenty-five leading experts cover varying aspects of the accountability movement and apply them to governments, quasi governments, non-government organizations, governance organizations, and voluntary organizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Government accountability -- United States.
Government accountability.
Form Electronic book
Author Dubnick, Melvin J.
Frederickson, H. George.
LC no. 2010022587
ISBN 0765627329 (electronic bk.)
9780765627322 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)