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Government's Credible Accountability and Strategic Policy Capacity: Evidence from Asian NICs of Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore

Yap, O. Fiona


How does increasing government accountability to its citizens increase policy capacity? In this chapter, we build on the strategic interaction approach to provide a theoretical framework of government’s credible accountability that increases policy capacity. Importantly, the government’s credible accountability rests on its commitment to specific processes that embody transparency, accountability, and responsiveness that are independent of democratic progress. Drawing on evidence from East and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Policy Capacity and Governance: Assessing Governmental Competences and Capabilities in Theory and Practice
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-54675-9_9


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