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Aaron Wildavsky, The Politics of the Budgetary Process

Joachim Wehner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

March 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 4351 words.

This chapter comments on Aaron Wildavsky’s seminal work, The Politics of the Budgetary Process, an in-depth look at the norms and rules of budgeting in the United States and the stable...

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Accountability and Ambiguity

Johan P. Olsen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 7706 words.

Ambiguity is intrinsic to life. Yet, mainstream accountability theory reduces its area of application by not taking ambiguity seriously. The literature treats too many aspects as exogenous...

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Accountability and Blame–Avoidance

Christopher Hood.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6823 words.

This chapter advances three claims. First, it argues that the concepts of accountability and blame-avoidance have much in common and can be understood as mirror-image concepts for the...

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Accountability and Multi-Level Governance

Yannis Papadopoulos.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration; Comparative Politics. 7457 words.

This chapter first presents the major characteristics of multi-level governance and gives examples thereof from the European and the transnational level. It then identifies a number of...

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Accountability and New Public Management

Per Lægreid.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6504 words.

This chapter links the rise of public accountability to the wave of New Public Management (NPM) reforms. It argues that the relationship between increased managerial accountability and...

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Accountability and Principal–Agent Theory

Sean Gailmard.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 7861 words.

Principal-agent theory encapsulates a tradition of rational choice modeling in which some actor(s)—the principal(s)—uses whatever actions are available to provide incentives for some other...

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Accountability and Responsibility

Robert Gregory.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Public Administration; Comparative Politics. 7505 words.

Accountability and responsibility are related ideas that are central to political, constitutional, and institutional arrangements in Western liberal democracies. However, political elites...

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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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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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Administrative Reform

Göran Sundström.

in The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics

December 2015; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration; Comparative Politics. 7346 words.

This chapter contains an analysis of Swedish administrative reform from the mid-1970s until today. It shows that Sweden has embraced most New Public Management ideas. Regarding management...

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Advancing Justice and Making Amends Through Reparations

Kristin Kalla.

in The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

February 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Policy; Public Administration. 4776 words.

This chapter describes the development of reparations in international humanitarian and international criminal law. It then highlights the tension between judicial reparations and the harms...

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The Advocacy Coalition Framework

Paúl Cisneros.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Behaviour. 221 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article.

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The African Great Lakes: Regional Politics and Dynamics

Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 12636 words.

The study of politics in the African Great Lakes region is not exempt from the epistemological hardships that often accompany the study of Africa more broadly: dehistoricization and...

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Arms Control and Arms Reductions in Foreign Policy

Harald Mueller.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; International Relations. 15324 words.

Arms control is a strategy by governments to overcome the security dilemma with institutionalized cooperation. It comes in three versions, arms control proper, with stability as the main...

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Bounded Rationality and Cognitive Limits in Political Decision Making

Brooke N. Shannon, Zachary A. McGee and Bryan D. Jones.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Behaviour. 11167 words.

Bounded rationality conceives of people engaging in politics as goal oriented but endowed with cognitive and emotional architectures that limit their abilities to pursue those goals...

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Bureaucratic Representation and Responsiveness

Kenneth J. Meier and Erin K. Melton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration. 6128 words.

The theory of representative bureaucracy considers how the sharing of demographic characteristics between public administrators and service populations translates into improved service...

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