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Accountability and Time  

Jerry L. Mashaw

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter puts the issue of time on the accountability studies agenda. It argues that time is a crucial consideration in the design of accountable institutions. But it also claims that ... More

Accountability and Trust  

Dorothea Greiling

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
In the past decades we have witnessed an increase of public accountability obligations while trust in the public sector has become more volatile. Based on a literature review, different ... More

Electoral Systems and Women’s Representation  

Mona Lena Krook

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Apr 2018
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Nov 2017
Comparative research highlights electoral systems as an important variable explaining cross-national variations in women’s political representation worldwide. This chapter summarizes key ... More

Herbert A. Simon, Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organization  

Michael Mintrom

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
In Administrative Behavior, Herbert Simon proposed a science of administration where organizational decisions represent the primary units of analysis. In constructing a conceptual framework ... More

Transparency  

Albert Meijer

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Government transparency is increasing worldwide and political rhetoric assumes a strong positive relation between transparency and accountability. This chapter opens up the “black box” of ... More

Trust and Population Health  

Ichiro Kawachi

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Mar 2018
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Jan 2017
Research in public health approaches trust as a component of social cohesion, a characteristic of the social context in which an individual is embedded. This article discusses the ... More

Unintended Water Allocation: Gaining Share from Indirect Action and Inaction  

Virginia Hooper and Bruce Lankford

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Mar 2018
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Feb 2017
This chapter argues that two types of process affect the allocation of water between users. The first of these are a set of intentional strategies, which dominate the literature on water ... More

Water and Poverty: Pathways of Escape and Descent  

Ben Crow and Brent M. Swallow

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Feb 2017
The use and transformation of water is intimately connected to wealth, poverty, and social change. Does the extension of irrigation, for example, allow escape from poverty or does it cause ... More

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