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Accountable Governance

The ‘USBO’ Accountability Sect

The ‘Utrecht University School of Governance’ Accountability Sect

 

There is no accountability sect in Utrecht, of course. It’s just a little (and not necessarily funny) joke I sometimes make during talks and lectures. But it expresses something of great relevance: our enduring research focus on a specific, highly prevalent and vital aspect of democratic governance. The calibrating public accountability project is innovative in terms of focus, methods and theories. However, it also crucially builds on earlier work. This page displays a selection of some of the important earlier studies of public accountability at the Utrecht University School of Governance.

 

  • BovThe Oxford Handbook of Public Accountabilityens, M. A.P., Goodin, R.E., Schillemans, T. (2014). The Oxford handbook of Public Accountability. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

 

  • SchThe Public Accountability Review. A Meta-Analysis of Public Accountability Research in Six Academic Disciplines. illemans, T. (2013). The Public Accountability Review. A Meta-Analysis of Public Accountability Research in Six Academic Disciplines. Utrecht: Utrecht University School of Governance.

 

  • Jacobs, S. (2014). Media en verantwoording over incidenten. Gevolgen voor Media en verantwoording over incidenten. Gevolgen voor publieke organisaties.publieke organisaties. Utrecht: Utrecht University School of Governance.

 

  • Backstage Europe. Comitology, accountability and democracy in the European UnionBrandsma, G.J. (2010). Backstage Europe. Comitology, accountability and democracy in the European Union. Utrecht: Utrecht University School of Governance. 

 

  • Busuioc, M.E. (2013). The The Accountability of European Agenciesaccountability of European agencies: legal provisions and ongoing practices. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

  • Bovens, M.A.P. & Schillemans, T. (2009). HanHandboek publieke verantwoordingdbook publieke verantwoording. Den Haag: Boom   Bestuurskunde. 

 

  • Bovens, M.A.P., Schillemans, T., ‘t Hart, P. (2008). DDoes Public Accountability Work? An Assessment Tool. oes public accountability work? An assessment tool. Public Administration, 86 (1), (pp. 225 – 242). 

 

  • Schillemans, T. (2007). VeVerantwoording in de schaduw van de machtrantwoording in de schaduw van de macht. Horizontale verantwoording door zelfstandige uitvoeringsorganisaties. Den Haag: Boom Bestuurskunde 

 

  • Analysing and Assessing Accountability: A Conceptual Framework. Mark Bovens Bovens, M.A.P., (2007). Analysing and Assessing Accountability: A Conceptual Framework. Mark Bovens. European law journal, 13(4), (pp. 447 – 468).