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Historical Perspectives on Public Accountability

Albert N. Link and John T. Scott

in Public Goods, Public Gains

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199729685
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729685.003.0003
Historical Perspectives on Public Accountability

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Program evaluation is motivated in this chapter on the basis of the historical origins of public accountability. Details of legislation within the past two decades are overviewed with an emphasis on performance accountability and fiscal accountability. The Government Performance and Results Act is a point of emphasis in this chapter.

Keywords: public accountability; Government Performance and Results Act; PART

Chapter.  2333 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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