Description - Reinventing Accountability by A. Goetz
Democracy's recent proliferation has given millions a political voice, while revealing the difficulties of holding elected governments accountable. This book analyzes the worldwide wave of experimentation with new means of holding powerful actors - public and private, national and transnational - accountable. It traces the multiple deprivations faced by poor people in developing countries back to failures in conventional accountability institutions. The authors argue that a 'new accountability agenda' is in the making and consider whether the reinvention of accountability can make democracy work for the poor
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Author Biography - A. Goetz
Anne Marie Goetz is a political scientist and Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. She works on good governance in development and particularly on the politics of pro-poor, gender-equitable development. She is the author of Women Development Workers; co-author of Contesting Global Governance; editor of Getting Institutions Right for Women in Development and co-editor of No Shortcuts to Power: African Women in Politics and Policy-Making. Rob Jenkins is Professor of Political Science at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. His research focuses mainly in the area of Indian politics and political economy, and on the politics of international aid. He is the author of Democratic Politics and Economic Reform in India, and Regional Reflections: Comparing Politics Across India's States.