By Alnoor Ebrahim, Edward Weisband
Responsibility is obvious as a vital function of governments, companies and NGOs. This quantity treats it as a socially developed technique of regulate that may be utilized by the vulnerable in addition to the strong. It contributes analytical intensity to the various debates on responsibility in glossy companies by means of exploring its nature, types and affects in civil society businesses, public and inter-governmental businesses and personal businesses. The participants draw from a number disciplines to illustrate the inadequacy of recent rationalist prescriptions for setting up and tracking responsibility criteria, arguing that responsibility frameworks connected to principal-agent logics and utilized universally throughout cultures quite often fail to accomplish their pursuits. through studying a various diversity of empirical examples and case reports, this e-book underscores the significance of grounding responsibility tactics and criteria within the divergent cultural, social and political settings within which they function.
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As global governance expands, few can hold those who exercise power to account. The implications for democracy are profound. Within the boundaries of the state people enjoy at least a potential to hold their governments to account through elections, ombudsmen, court actions, nongovernmental agencies, and the media. Yet increasingly, governments are delegating or ceding control over such decisions to international organizations, networks or other actors. This means that even in democracies, governments cannot be held to account for a widening range of decisions.
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Global Accountabilities: Participation, Pluralism, and Public Ethics by Alnoor Ebrahim, Edward Weisband