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Author Ziegenhain, Patrick, 1969- author

Title Institutional engineering and political accountability in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines / Patrick Ziegenhain
Published Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages)
Contents ""Contents""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Research Framework""; ""3. The Electoral Accountability Dimension""; ""4. The Vertical Accountability Dimension""; ""5. The Horizontal Accountability Dimension""; ""6. The Consequences of Institutional Engineering""; ""7. Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""; ""List of Interviews""; ""Index""
Summary Political accountability is a crucial element of any democracy since it is a safeguard against power abuse and corruption, both urgent problems of many political systems in Southeast Asia. Based on social science theories, the author analyses from a comparative perspective the ways institutional engineering concerning different dimensions of political accountability influenced the quality of democracy in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. By highlighting the successes and shortcomings, this book evaluates the degree these institutional reforms resulted in the deepening, stagnation, or re
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-279) and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Democratization -- Indonesia.
Democratization -- Philippines.
Democratization -- Thailand.
Government accountability -- Indonesia.
Government accountability -- Philippines.
Government accountability -- Thailand.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814515009 (paperback)
9814515000 (paperback)