9780815708612

Rethinking Democratic Accountability

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815708612

  • ISBN10:

    0815708610

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr

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Summary

Behn examines the weaknesses in our current systems of accountability for finances, fairness, and performance, and suggests a new model of accountablity for public management.

Author Biography

Robert D. Behn is a visiting professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and director of the Governors Center at Duke University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
What Do We Mean by Accountability, Anyway?
1(21)
Performance and the New Public Management
22(18)
The Traditional Public Administration Paradigm of Accountability
40(22)
The Questions of Democratic Accountability
62(19)
Discretion and Trust
81(22)
Retrospective Accountability for Performance
103(17)
A New Compact of Mutual, Collective Responsibility
120(21)
The Cooperation Challenge
141(14)
Fostering Cooperation with Conventions and Norms
155(21)
Evolving a Charter Agency
176(20)
360-Degree Accountability for Performance
196(23)
Notes 219(92)
Index 311

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