Accountability through Public Opinion. From Inertia to by Sina Odugbemi,Taeku Lee

By Sina Odugbemi,Taeku Lee

Accountability has develop into a buzzword in foreign improvement. improvement actors seem to appreciate saying their purpose to 'promote responsibility' however it is frequently uncertain what responsibility is and the way it may be promoted. This e-book addresses a few questions which are an important to knowing responsibility and for realizing why responsibility is necessary to enhance the effectiveness of improvement relief. We ask: What does it suggest to make governments responsible to their electorate? How do you do this? How do you create real call for for responsibility between electorate, how do you progress voters from inertia to public motion? the most argument of this publication is that responsibility is an issue of public opinion. Governments will in simple terms be in charge if there are incentives for them to do so?and simply an lively and important public will swap the incentives of presidency officers to cause them to aware of electorate? calls for. responsibility with no public opinion is a...

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Leonard Wantchekon is a Professor of Politics and Economics at New York University. He taught at Yale University (1995–2000) and was a Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University (2000–01). D. A. in Economics from Laval University and University of British Columbia (1992). Wantchekon is the author of several articles on post–civil war democratization, resource curse, electoral clientelism, and experimental methods in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Political Science Review, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Constitutional Political Economy, Political Africaine, and Afrique Contemporaine.

He has published several articles on civil society politics in Brazilian and international journals. His last book (coedited with Ernesto Isunza) is Democratic Innovation in Latin America: Challenges and Shortcomings of Participation, Civil Society Representation and Social Control (CIESAS, 2010). D. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo and a master’s degree in Sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Taeku Lee is Professor and Chair of Political Science and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Levine graduated from Yale in 1989 with a degree in Philosophy. He studied Philosophy at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, receiving his doctorate in 1992. From 1991 until 1993, he was a research associate at Common Cause. In September 1993, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland. In the late 1990s, he was Deputy Director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal, chaired by Senator Sam Nunn and William Bennett. org). Levine is the author of The Future of Democracy: Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens (University Press of New England, 2007), three other scholarly books on philosophy and politics, and a novel.

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