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Accountability and the Separation of Talk and Action

Johan P. Olsen.

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 13936 words.

Democratic agents are supposed to speak the truth so that there is consistency between what they do and what they say. There is, nevertheless, a tension between cultural demands for...

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Accountability and the Survival of Governments

José María Maravall.

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Policy. 14713 words.

This article considers accountability and the survival of governments. A government is considered to be accountable when its citizens can hold it responsible for its actions and punish or...

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Accountability Deficits

Richard Mulgan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6400 words.

The notion of an accountability deficit is particularly associated with the absence of political control by democratically elected political representatives (where it is linked with a...

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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, Legitimacy, and the Court of Public Opinion

Mark H. Moore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 6863 words.

Liberal societies have long been concerned about the effective control of the powerful governmental institutions that arise within them. Over the past decade and a half, governments have...

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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 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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Accounting and Auditing

Christie Hayne and Steven E. Salterio.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 8500 words.

This chapter outlines the sources of public accountability in financial accounting practices and how public accounting (i.e., auditing) attempts to ensure financial accounts are...

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Accounting for Crises

Sanneke Kuipers and Paul 't Hart.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 6709 words.

Crises—be they natural disasters, industrial accidents or system collapses—are no longer seen as “acts of God”; they immediately invoke intense debates on culpability and consequences....

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Accounting for the Declining Impact of Class on the Vote in Australia

Gary N. Marks.

in Political Choice Matters

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 11118 words.

This chapter analyses the relationship between class and the vote in the Australia over forty years from the mid-1960s until 2007 using a six category EGP measure of class. It finds...

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The Action Repertoires of the Radical Right: Violence and Beyond

della Porta and Caiani Wagemann.

in Mobilizing on the Extreme Right

February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 11132 words.

Chapter 5 deals with the action repertoire of the extreme right within a cross-country, cross-time, and cross-group perspective. On the basis of a protest event analysis, the chapter...

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Activation of Fundamentals in German Campaigns

Richard Johnston, Julia Partheymüller and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck.

in Voters on the Move or on the Run?

May 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 8504 words.

A substantial body of evidence about the activation by election campaigns has accumulated in the United States and some other countries, not much is known yet about the German case. This...

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Active Dismantling Under High Institutional Constraints? Explaining the Bush Administration’s Attempts to Weaken US Air Pollution Control Policy

Stefanie Korte and Helge Jörgens.

in Dismantling Public Policy

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 9123 words.

This chapter analyses the attempts of the Bush Administration in the United States (2001-2009) to dismantle the New Source Review (NSR), a programme to control air pollution from large and...

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The Activism of Indirectly and Directly Elected Presidents

Margit Tavits.

in Presidents with Prime Ministers

November 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 25236 words.

This chapter continues to evaluate the effect of selection methods on presidential activism with a thorough investigation of countries employing indirect (Estonia, Hungary, Germany) or...

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Actor Constellations and Interest Coalitions: Labor, Employers, and the State

Bernhard Ebbinghaus.

in Reforming Early Retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA

July 2006; p ublished online September 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 11445 words.

The chapter discusses how the state, employers, and organized labor promote and reform early retirement policies. What interests do workers, employers, and workplace representatives have in...

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Actors

Wolfgang Merkel and Hans-Jürgen Wagener.

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

February 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 5080 words.

Methodological individualism is widely accepted in the social sciences as a fundamental theoretical paradigm. In this context, it means attributing collective decisions or societal...

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Adaptations, 1991–2015

Michael Koß.

in Parliaments in Time

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 11209 words.

The 1991–2015 period saw both the diminished importance of the traditional anti-system parties of the left (due to the end of Communist rule in Europe) as well as the rise of new populist...

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Adaptive Informal Institutions

Kellee S. Tsai.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 7740 words.

Historical institutionalism (HI) has traditionally focused on formal institutions designed and enforced by official entities in advanced industrial democracies. Yet the modalities of...

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Addressing Human Capital Risks and the Role of Institutional Complementarities

Verena Dräbing and Moira Nelson.

in The Uses of Social Investment

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 4002 words.

Human capital investments are at the core of the SIA. In the knowledge-based service economy, the SIA is a promising model for how to ensure economic growth and social cohesion...

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