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Accountability in a contemporary public sector

Mulgan, Richard


This paper, originally given as the Annual Research Lecture to the CPA Congress, Canberra, 16 November 2005, begins by sketching two general trends which have significantly reshaped the accountability landscape over the last thirty years or so. One is an accountability movement which sought to supplement traditional conventions of ministerial responsibility; the other is the managerialist movement, often known as the ‘New Public Management’. It then discusses in greater detail two more specific...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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