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Democratic governance: improving the institutions of accountability

Ruddock, Philip


There is no doubt that the concept of accountability forms one of the cornerstones of any democratic society. Without appropriate checks and balances even the most well intentioned institutions in a democracy could fail to act in the best interests of the society of which they form a part. The ideas that I wish to canvass with you this evening do not detract from this starting point. Accountability is a central plank of many of the Coalition's policies. In my area of responsibility this has...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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