Political Accountability

This reader looks at the various ways and considerations that might guide political accountability given the shift from government to governance, including the ongoing suitability of competitive party democracy.

Author: Richard Paul Bellamy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 075462806X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 474

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This volume collects the main contributions to current debates on political accountability. It explores the challenges traditional conventions of accountability face today at the domestic, trans- and international levels and indicates the distinctive solutions these challenges require.

The Federal Joint Committee in the German health system Political accountability deficit caused by a decoupled government institution

It deals with the issue of using a couple of premises from the academic field of accountability to analyze one specific output of a reform in the German health care system in relation to the founding and the work of the Federal Joint ...

Author: Malte Jannik Jacobs

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668124592

Category: Political Science

Page: 13

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - Political Systems - Germany, grade: 1.7, University of Potsdam (Lehrstuhl für Verwaltung und Organisation I), course: Accountability, democracy, and management in the welfare state, language: English, abstract: The leading question in this paper is if one specific structural reform output in the German health system, concrete the institutionalization of the Federal Joint Committee according to the SHI Modernization Act (GKV- Modernisierungsgesetz/GMG) in the beginning of 2004, is an example for building a quasi-governmental institution with limited external political accountability relations which causes an political accountability deficit. This paper is grounded on the content and theoretical focus of the seminar Accountability, democracy and management in the welfare state, which I attended at the University Potsdam in summer semester 2014. It deals with the issue of using a couple of premises from the academic field of accountability to analyze one specific output of a reform in the German health care system in relation to the founding and the work of the Federal Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Bundesauschuss/ G-BA) since 2004.

Political Accountability and Responsibility in the Government

Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Organisation and Administration, grade: B+, Ottawa University, course: Understanding Politics, language: English, abstract: History has proven, and will continue to prove, that in a democratic society ...

Author: Cory Contini

Publisher:

ISBN: 3656462836

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Page: 16

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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject Organisation and Administration, grade: B+, Ottawa University, course: Understanding Politics, language: English, comment: 9 works cited, abstract: History has proven, and will continue to prove, that in a democratic society such as Canada, the ultimate mechanism to ensure accountability is democracy. And through the critique of accountability and responsibility, one may find the true bearer of power: public citizens. The government has to be accountable to its citizens because the power is ultimately delegated by them, through voting. To sustain this power, the public must continuously ensure that governments are being responsible and accountable, for anything less is undemocratic.

Social Media and Political Accountability

This book illustrates how social media platforms enable us to understand everyday politics and evaluates the extent to which they can foster accountability, transparency and responsiveness.

Author: Andrea Ceron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319526270

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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This book illustrates how social media platforms enable us to understand everyday politics and evaluates the extent to which they can foster accountability, transparency and responsiveness. The first part focuses on accountability and tests whether the offline behavior of politicians is consistent with their online declarations, showing that textual analysis of politicians’ messages is useful to explain phenomena such as endorsements, party splits and appointments to cabinet. The second part concerns responsiveness. By means of sentiment analysis, it investigates the shape of the interaction between citizens and politicians determining whether politicians’ behavior is influenced by the pressure exerted on social media both on policy and non-policy issues. Finally, the book evaluates whether a responsive behavior is successful in restoring online political trust, narrowing the gap between voters and political elites. The book will be of use to students, scholars and practitioners interested in party organization, intra-party politics, legislative politics, social media analysis and political communication, as well as politicians themselves.

The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies

The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies is an in-depth investigation on the law and practices of the political accountability arrangements of all 35 EU and 16 US independent agencies.

Author: Miroslava Scholten

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004262997

Category: Law

Page: 508

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The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies is an in-depth investigation on the law and practices of the political accountability arrangements of all 35 EU and 16 US independent agencies.

Accountability and Corruption

The results of a cross-country empirical analysis suggests that political institutions are extremely important in determining the prevalence of corruption: democracy, parliamentary systems, political stability, and freedom of the press are ...

Author: Daniel Lederman

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Developing countries

Page: 37

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The results of a cross-country empirical analysis suggests that political institutions are extremely important in determining the prevalence of corruption: democracy, parliamentary systems, political stability, and freedom of the press are all associated with lower corruption.

Regulating Finance in Europe

This timely book presents an in-depth investigation of who benefits from European financial market regulatory measures and how decision-makers and stakeholders are held politically and administratively accountable.

Author: HŽritier, Adrienne

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800379596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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This timely book presents an in-depth investigation of who benefits from European financial market regulatory measures and how decision-makers and stakeholders are held politically and administratively accountable. The extensive study illustrates the full range of the actors involved in key regulatory processes such as the regulation of high-frequency trading and the activities of central-clearing counterparties.

Institutional Engineering and Political Accountability 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 regression of the respective democratization processes in these three Southeast Asian ...

Author: Patrick Ziegenhain

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814519700

Category: Political Science

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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 regression of the respective democratization processes in these three Southeast Asian countries.