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Accountability in Human Services Collaboratives—For What? and To Whom?

Eugene Bardach and Cara Lesser.

in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

April 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Administration. 0 words.

If the hollowing out of the state means not only privatization but, more generally, the leakage of authority emanating from elected law makers, then certain administrative arrangements can...

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Accountability in Public Administration

B. Guy Peters.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6297 words.

Reconciling the permanence and expertise of the public bureaucracy with political control is a persistent problem in democracies. Accountability is an increasingly complex and difficult...

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Accountability of Congressional Staff

Barbara S. Romzek.

in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

April 2000; p ublished online April 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Administration. 0 words.

While accountability is a popular topic among elected officials, accountability of congressional staff has received little systematic scrutiny, a gap this article seeks to fill....

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Accountability Overloads

Arie Halachmi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration. 5921 words.

Accountability overload results from uncoordinated efforts to assure accountability with disregard of the opportunity cost. In the public sector there are many incentives to add new...

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Accountable Agents: Federal Performance Measurement and Third-Party Government

Melvin J. Dubnick and H. George Frederickson.

in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

January 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Administration. 7913 words.

Ordinarily research articles on public sector third-party governance, or the state of agents, turn to the subject of accountability in their conclusions. Rather than leaving it to the...

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Accountable Civil Servants

John Uhr.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 7132 words.

This chapter examines international debates over civil service accountability. It begins with early twentieth-century theories of state forms of politically neutral public accountability...

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Accountable Global Governance Organizations

Jonathan G. S. Koppell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Public Administration. 7282 words.

Governance is about creating processes and structures that constrain and regulate behavior. There is a wide variety of global governance organizations. Global governance organizations have...

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Accountable International Relations

Michael Goodhart.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Public Administration. 6861 words.

The demand for more accountable international relations is really a demand for greater legitimacy. While many transnational actors are highly accountable, they lack legitimacy because they...

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Accountable Networks

Erik-Hans Klijn and Joop F.M. Koppenjan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6694 words.

If public policies and services are decided upon and delivered in networks comprised of various parties from within and outside government, accountability often is seen as problematic....

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Accountable Public Services

Barbara S. Romzek.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 7120 words.

This chapter reviews accountability issues that arise in service delivery, including traditional direct delivery as well as delivery through contracts, partnerships, intergovernmental...

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