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“A Very British Institution”: The Intelligence and Security Committee and Intelligence Accountability in the United Kingdom

Mark Phythian

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Mar 2010
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Sep 2010
This article discusses Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) and intelligence accountability in the United Kingdom. It discusses the origins of intelligence oversight in the United ... More

About Institutions, Mainly, but not Exclusively, Political

Jean Blondel

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the concept of institution by examining the components of an institution and the way in which institutionalization can increase or decrease. It considers the place ... More

Access

Kevin J. Krizek and David M. Levinson

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the access objective of urban planning. It aims to articulate a clear role for measures of metropolitan accessibility, and to demonstrate the utility of these ... More

Accountability and Ambiguity

Johan P. Olsen

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Ambiguity is intrinsic to life. Yet, mainstream accountability theory reduces its area of application by not taking ambiguity seriously. The literature treats too many aspects as exogenous ... More

Accountability and Blame–Avoidance

Christopher Hood

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter advances three claims. First, it argues that the concepts of accountability and blame-avoidance have much in common and can be understood as mirror-image concepts for the ... More

Accountability and Citizen Participation

Bodil Damgaard and Jenny M. Lewis

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter provides an analytical framework aimed at measuring citizen participation in public accountability processes beyond the fundamental mechanism of parliamentary elections. The ... More

Accountability and Constitutional Law

Carol Harlow

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter argues that, although accountability is a term well understood in constitutional law, it is not a central term of art within the discipline. It explores the public law origins ... More

Accountability and Democracy

Mark E. Warren

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Democracy, rule of the people, is comprised of complex webs of accountabilities between people and those who use power to govern on their behalf. Democratic accountability is comprised of ... More

Accountability and Multi-Level Governance

Yannis Papadopoulos

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter first presents the major characteristics of multi-level governance and gives examples thereof from the European and the transnational level. It then identifies a number of ... More

Accountability and New Public Management

Per Lægreid

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter links the rise of public accountability to the wave of New Public Management (NPM) reforms. It argues that the relationship between increased managerial accountability and ... More

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