TITLE

Accountable Agents: Federal Performance Measurement and Third-Party Government

AUTHOR(S)
Dubnick, Melvin J.; Frederickson, H. George
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 20 Issue suppl_1, pi143
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on public sector third-party governance as a problem of accountability. A study was conducted on contemporary performance measurement practices in the federal government. The study found that the characteristics of third parties and the nature of their principal-agent relations are key determinant of accountability, bureaucratic as well as hierarchical controls enhance agency and program accountability. It is stated that there is little evidence that performance-based accountability helps in enhancing democratic outcomes.
ACCESSION #
69726404

 

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