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Author Dubnick, Melvin J.

Title Accountable Government : Problems and Promises
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2011]
copyright 2011
Armonk : Routledge, 2011
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (360 pages)
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Promises of Accountability Research -- Part I. Complex Challenges -- 1. The Challenge of Multiple Accountability: Does Redundancy Lead to Overload? -- 2. The Tangled Web of Accountability in Contracting Networks: The Case of Welfare Reform -- 3. Accountability Challenges in Public Sector Contracting for Complex Products -- 4. Accountability for Global Governance Organizations -- Part II. Obstacles to Accountability -- 5. Performance Blight and the Tyranny of Light? Accountability in Advanced Performance Measurement Regimes -- 6. Does Performance Measurement Actually Improve Accountability? -- 7. The Accountability Environment of U.S. Counties -- Part III. Assessing Accountability -- 8. Accountability Institutions and Information in the Policy-Making Process -- 9. Accountability and Information-Technology Enactment: A Cross-National Perspective -- Part IV. Adapting to Accountability -- 10. Blame Avoidance and Accountability: Positive, Negative, or Neutral? -- 11. The Challenges of Accountability for International Nongovernmental and Civil-Society Organizations -- 12. Accountability in the Nonprofit Sector: Abandoning the One-Size-Fits-All Approach -- Part V. Strategies -- 13. Watching the Watchers -- 14. Accountability and Voluntary Programs -- Part VI. Rethinking Accountability -- 15. Accountability in Two Non-Western Contexts -- 16. Accountability and a Theory of Representation -- 17. Emergent Accountability and Structuration Theory: Implications -- 18. Rethinking the Obsession: Accountability and the Financial Crisis -- Conclusion: Taking Stock and Moving Forward -- About the Editors and Contributors -- Name Index -- Subject Index
Summary This book offers the most comprehensive consideration of accountability in both government and the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Electronic books. -- local
Government accountability -- United States
Government accountability.
Government accountability.
Form Electronic book
Author Frederickson, H. George.
ProQuest (Firm)
LC no. 2010022587
ISBN 1317477863
9781317477860