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By Sina Odugbemi,Taeku Lee

ISBN-10: 0821385054

ISBN-13: 9780821385050

“Accountability” has turn into a buzzword in foreign improvement. improvement actors seem to relish asserting their goal to “promote accountability”—but it is usually uncertain what responsibility is and the way it may be promoted. This publication addresses a few questions which are the most important to figuring out responsibility and for knowing why responsibility is critical to enhance the effectiveness of improvement reduction. We ask: What does it suggest to make governments dependable to their electorate? How do you do this? How do you create real call for for responsibility between voters, how do you progress electorate from inertia to public action?The major argument of this ebook is that responsibility is an issue of public opinion. Governments will basically be liable if there are incentives for them to do so—and purely an lively and important public will swap the incentives of presidency officers to cause them to conscious of electorate’ calls for. responsibility with out public opinion is a technocratic, yet no longer an efficient solution.In this publication, greater than 30 responsibility practitioners and thinkers talk about the idea that and its structural stipulations; the connection among responsibility, details, and the media; the function of deliberation to advertise responsibility; and mechanisms and instruments to mobilize public opinion. a couple of case experiences from all over the world illustrate the most argument of the e-book: Public opinion issues and an energetic and demanding public is the most suitable skill to accomplish responsibility that would profit the voters in constructing nations. This publication is designed for policy-makers and governance experts operating in the foreign improvement neighborhood, nationwide governments, grassroots organisations, activists, and students engaged in realizing the interplay among responsibility and public opinion and their function for expanding the impression of overseas improvement interventions.

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