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Democratic Accountability: The Distinctiveness of the Third Sector

Goodin, Robert


Each of the main sectors of society-the state, the market and the voluntary non-profit sector-is characterized by a distinctive accountability regime, focusing on a different subject of accountability (actions, reults and intentions, respectively) and a different mechanism of accountability (hierarchy, competition and cooperative networking, respectively). Those different regimes can complement one another, enhancing the democratic accountability of the system overall. They can also undercut...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives Europeennes de Sociologie (European Journal of Sociology)
DOI: 10.1017/S0003975603001322


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