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Accountability and the Nonprofit Sector  

Steven Rathgeb Smith

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Accountability in nonprofits is complicated and multi-faceted. Nonprofits can also be sites of vibrant civic engagement, community governance, and providers of valuable local services. ... More

Accountable Corporate Governance  

Sheldon Leader

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter explores the ways in which public standards of accountability are brought to bear on a nominally private institution: the commercial corporation. It considers several classic ... More

Foreign Aid  

Axel Dreher, Valentin F. Lang, and Sebastian Ziaja

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter reviews the aid effectiveness literature to assess whether foreign aid given to areas of limited statehood (ALS) can be expected to promote economic and social outcomes in the ... More

Local Water Politics  

Sara Hughes and Megan Mullin

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Mar 2018
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Jul 2016
Decentralization in water management authority has shifted decision-making to the local level and expanded participation to include a wider set of actors. The result is a politics of water ... More

Old Institutionalisms  

R. A. W. Rhodes

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article looks at the study of political institutions. It defines and gives examples of four different traditions in the study of political institutions: modernist-empiricist, ... More

Theodore J. Lowi, “American Business, Public Policy, Case Studies and Political Theory”  

Michael Moran

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
Lowi’s paper, considered in this chapter, is an acknowledged classic. But this begs the question of what “classic” status amounts to. The chapter examines competing conceptions of ... More

Women’s Organizations and Peace Initiatives  

Aili Mari Tripp

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
Women’s peace movements in the post–Cold War era frequently share three common characteristics: a grassroots and local focus due to exclusion from formal peace negotiations; an early and ... More

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