The Reputational Basis of Public Accountability

@article{Busuioc2016TheRB,
  title={The Reputational Basis of Public Accountability},
  author={E. Busuioc and Martin Lodge},
  journal={Governance},
  year={2016},
  volume={29},
  pages={247-263}
}
  • E. Busuioc, Martin Lodge
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Governance
  • This paper proposes a reputation-based approach to account for two core puzzles of accountability. The first is the misfit between behavioural predictions of the hegemonic political science framework for talking about accountability, namely principal-agent, and empirical findings. The second puzzle is the unrivalled popularity of accountability, given evidence that supposedly accountability-enhancing measures often lead to opposite effects. A ‘reputation-informed’ theoretical approach to public… CONTINUE READING
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