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Managerial and political accountability : the widening gap in the organization of welfare

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This article revisits the assumption that the welfare delivery state does not fit into the vertical or hierarchical model of political accountability in light of its recent organizational arrangements. Although a distinction in any analytical framework between managerial and political accountability bears some fruit, the replacement of the latter with the former is contestable and misleading. In contrast to the claims that managerial accountability is a technical and neutral exercise in th...

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10.1177/0020852307081147

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Institution:
University of Bremen, Germany
Department:
State Research Centre
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
International Review of Administrative Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
73
Issue:
3
Pages:
365-387
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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1461-7226
ISSN:
0020-8523
Language:
English
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2015-01-09

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