- Subject index
The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline.
The Concise Paperback Edition provides a selection of 30 of the original articles in an accessible paperback format and includes a new introduction by B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre. It is an essential point of reference for all students of public administration.
Chapter 27: Accountability in Modern Government
Accountability in Modern Government
Accountability as Control
In Britain in the mid-1990s a major political controversy arose over the respective accountabilities of prison management and ministers of the crown (Barker, 1998; Polidano, 1999). In the United States, serious issues of accountability were identified in the wake of the Challenger space shuttle ...