Sina Odugbemi,Taeku Lee's Accountability through Public Opinion. From Inertia to PDF

By Sina Odugbemi,Taeku Lee

ISBN-10: 0821385054

ISBN-13: 9780821385050

Accountability has turn into a buzzword in foreign improvement. improvement actors seem to savour asserting their goal to 'promote responsibility' however it is frequently doubtful what responsibility is and the way it may be promoted. This e-book addresses a few questions which are an important to knowing responsibility and for realizing why responsibility is necessary to enhance the effectiveness of improvement reduction. We ask: What does it suggest to make governments dependable to their voters? How do you do this? How do you create actual call for for responsibility between electorate, how do you progress electorate from inertia to public motion? the most argument of this booklet is that responsibility is an issue of public opinion. Governments will basically be in charge if there are incentives for them to do so?and in simple terms an lively and demanding public will swap the incentives of presidency officers to lead them to aware of electorate? calls for. responsibility with out public opinion is a...

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He teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics. Baogang He is the Chair in International Studies at the School of Politics and International Studies, Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of The Democratization of China (Routledge, 1996), The Democratic Implication of Civil Society in China (St. Martin’s, 1997), Nationalism, National Identity and Democratization in China (Ashgate, 2000, with Yingjie Guo), Balancing Democracy and Authority: An Empirical Study of Village Election in Zhejiang (Central China Normal University Press, 2002, with Lang Youxing), Multiculturalism in Asia (Oxford University Press, 2005, coeditor with Will Kymlicka), The Search for Deliberative Democracy (Palgrave, 2006, coeditor with Ethan Leib), Federalism in Asia (Edward Elgar, 2007, coeditor with Brian Galigan and Takashi Inoguchi), Rural Democracy in China (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007), and Deliberative Democracy: Theory, Method and Practice (China’s Social Science Publishers, 2008).

Finkel Section VII Case Studies 331 22 Is Social Participation Democratizing Politics? 333 Vera Schattan P. Coelho 23 Stimulating Activism through Champions of Change 347 Samuel Paul 24 Informed Public Opinion and Official Behavior Change 359 Gopakumar Thampi 25 Overcoming Inertia and Generating Participation: Insights from Participatory Processes in South Africa 377 Imraan Buccus and Janine Hicks 26 Civil Society Representation in São Paulo 389 Adrian Gurza Lavalle 27 Embedding the Right to Information: The Uses of Sector-Specific Transparency Regimes 403 Rob Jenkins Section VIII Conclusion 413 28 How Can Citizens Be Helped to Hold Their Governments Accountable?

Quarterly Journal of Economics 119 (2): 679–705. Roberts, Alasdair. 2010. The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government. New York: Oxford University Press. Susskind, Lawrence. 2008. ” In The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy, ed. Michael Moran, Martin Rein, and Robert E. Goodin, 269–395. New York: Oxford University Press. 2 The (Im)Possibility of Mobilizing Public Opinion? Taeku Lee The basic charge of this volume is as simple as it is elusive. How can individual incentives and institutional mechanisms be designed and used to generate genuine demands for accountability?

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