By Melvin J. Dubnick,H. George Frederickson

Public responsibility is a trademark of contemporary democratic governance and the root of the preferred functionality administration circulation. Democracy is simply an empty workout if these in strength can't be held liable in public for his or her acts and omissions, for his or her judgements, their regulations, and their expenditures.

This publication deals a finely distinctive and richly proficient attention of responsibility in either executive and the modern global of governance. Twenty-five top specialists conceal various elements of the responsibility circulate, together with a number of and competing accountabilities, measuring responsibility, responsibility and democratic legitimacy, and responsibility and knowledge know-how, and observe them to governments, quasi-governments, non-government corporations, governance enterprises, and voluntary firms. jointly they supply the main accomplished attention of responsibility at present to be had, with a mix of theoretical, empirical, and utilized approaches.

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