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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

Bodies, Environments, and Agency  

Teena Gabrielson

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This essay reviews much of the recent scholarship on the concept of agency, delineating its relevance for theorizing an inclusive and progressive ecological politics. Mindful of the ... More

Ethics  

Stuart White

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2010
This article elucidates some of the core ethical arguments surrounding welfare states. It addresses the concept of need and the principles of equality. It also looks at arguments ... 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

The Ontological Challenge  

Melvin J. Dubnick

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter examines the emergence of accountability as a culturally significant concept that both reflects and shapes changes taking place in our understanding of contemporary governance. ... More

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