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Public Accounts Committees, New Public Management, and Institutionalism: A Case Study

Jones, Kathleen; Jacobs, Kerry


The rise of New Public Management is often seen as undermining traditional systems of parliamentary financial oversight. One of the most prevalent of such systems is the public accounts committee, found in most Westminster parliamentary systems. We examine the experience of such a committee, the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee in the State of Victoria, Australia, at a time when a reforming state government implemented wide-ranging reforms based on the principles of new public...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Politics and Policy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-1346.2009.00209.x


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