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The Resource Rethinking democratic accountability, Robert D. Behn

Rethinking democratic accountability, Robert D. Behn

Label
Rethinking democratic accountability
Title
Rethinking democratic accountability
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Behn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Behn, Robert D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Administrative responsibility
  • Administrative agencies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Administrative agencies
  • Administrative responsibility
  • Employees
  • Labor discipline
  • United States
  • Offentliga sektorn
  • Offentliganställda
  • Demokrati
  • Ansvar
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
  • Electronic books
Summary expansion
Traditionally, American government has created detailed, formal procedures to ensure that its agencies and employees are accountable for finances and fairness. Now in the interest of improved performance, we are asking our front-line workers to be more responsive, we are urging our middle managers to be innovative, and we are exhorting our public executives to be entrepreneurial. Yet what is the theory of democratic accountability that empowers public employees to exercise such discretion while still ensuring that we remain a government of laws? How can government be responsive to the needs of individual citizens and still remain accountable to the entire polity? In Rethinking Democratic Accountability, Robert D. Behn examines the ambiguities, contradictions, and inadequacies in our current systems of accountability for finances, fairness, and performance. Weaving wry observations with political theory, Behn suggests a new model of accountability -- with "compacts of collective, mutual responsibility"--To address new paradigms for public management
Label
Rethinking democratic accountability, Robert D. Behn
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What do we mean by accountability, anyway? -- Performance and the new public management -- The traditional, public-administration paradigm of accountability -- The questions of democratic accountability -- Discretion and trust -- Retrospective accountability for performance -- A new compact of mutual, collective responsibility -- The cooperation challenge -- Fostering cooperation with conventions and norms -- Evolving a charter agency -- 360-degree accountability for performance
Control code
ocm53482664
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815708629
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvdbwn1x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53482664
Label
Rethinking democratic accountability, Robert D. Behn
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What do we mean by accountability, anyway? -- Performance and the new public management -- The traditional, public-administration paradigm of accountability -- The questions of democratic accountability -- Discretion and trust -- Retrospective accountability for performance -- A new compact of mutual, collective responsibility -- The cooperation challenge -- Fostering cooperation with conventions and norms -- Evolving a charter agency -- 360-degree accountability for performance
Control code
ocm53482664
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815708629
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvdbwn1x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53482664

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