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Informationen zum Autor JOHN HEALEY has been Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, London, since 1990. Previously... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor JOHN HEALEY has been Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, London, since 1990. Previously he was Chief Economist at the British Overseas Development Administration, 1984-90. He has worked in Asia and travelled widely in developing countries and is co-author of Democracy, Governance and Economic Policy and other books and articles on development economics and aid.WILLIAM TORDOFF is Professor Emeritus of Government at Manchester University. He has had long experience of teaching African Politics and of administration working at the Universities of Ghana, Dar es Salaam and Zambia as well as the University of California. His publications include Government and Politics in Africa, Government and Politics in Tanzania, and he is editor and co-author of Politics in Zambia, Administration in Zambia and co-author of Third world Politics: A Comparative Introduction. Klappentext This book presents case-studies in accountable government and the management of public funds, with particular reference to the multi-party political systems of Botswana, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Zambia under the Third Republic. Criteria for judging accountability are set out, and the role and influence of political leadership, elections, parties, parliaments, interest groups, the media and external donors are explored. Conclusions take account of the comparisons which are drawn with the experience of single-party regimes in Africa and Asia. Zusammenfassung This book presents case-studies in accountable government and the management of public funds! with particular reference to the multi-party political systems of Botswana! Jamaica! Sri Lanka and Zambia under the Third Republic. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of Tables and Figures - Notes on the Contributors - Acknowledgements - List of Acronyms - Economic and Social Indicators of Main Countries Examined - Map of the Regions - PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND APPROACH - Accountable Governance and Free, Competitive Politics - PART 2: COUNTRY-CASE STUDIES - Botswana: a Study in Political Accountability - Jamaica: Mature Democracy but Questionable Accountability - Sri Lanka: Democracy and Accountability in Decline - Zambia: A Wind of Change in Expenditure Management - PART 3: COUNTRY COMPARISONS AND CONCLUSIONS - The Single Party State in Africa and Asia: Comparative Accountability - Multi-party Electoral Politics: Comparative Experience and Conclusions - Index...

Klappentext

This book presents case-studies in accountable government and the management of public funds, with particular reference to the multi-party political systems of Botswana, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Zambia under the Third Republic. Criteria for judging accountability are set out, and the role and influence of political leadership, elections, parties, parliaments, interest groups, the media and external donors are explored. Conclusions take account of the comparisons which are drawn with the experience of single-party regimes in Africa and Asia.



Inhalt

List of Tables and Figures - Notes on the Contributors - Acknowledgements - List of Acronyms - Economic and Social Indicators of Main Countries Examined - Map of the Regions - PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND APPROACH - Accountable Governance and Free, Competitive Politics - PART 2: COUNTRY-CASE STUDIES - Botswana: a Study in Political Accountability - Jamaica: Mature Democracy but Questionable Accountability - Sri Lanka: Democracy and Accountability in Decline - Zambia: A Wind of Change in Expenditure Management - PART 3: COUNTRY COMPARISONS AND CONCLUSIONS - The Single Party State in Africa and Asia: Comparative Accountability - Multi-party Electoral Politics: Comparative Experience and Conclusions - Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Votes and Budgets
Untertitel: Comparative Studies in Accountable Governance in the South
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EAN: 9780333638873
ISBN: 978-0-333-63887-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten: 270
Gewicht: 521g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T138mm
Jahr: 1995
Auflage: 1995

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