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'Accountability': an ever-expanding concept?

Mulgan, Richard


The scope and meaning of 'accountability' has been extended in a number of directions well beyond its core sense of being called to account for one's actions. It has been applied to internal aspects of official behaviour, beyond the external focus implied by being called to account; to institutions that control official behaviour other than through calling officials to account; to means of making officials responsive to public wishes other than through calling them to account; and to democratic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Public Administration


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