Making Governments Accountable: The Role of Public Accounts Committees and National Audit Offices (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management) (Hardcover)

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Over the past two decades, there has been a paradigm shift in public administration and public sector accounting around the world, with increasing emphasis on good governance and accountability processes for government entities. This is all driven both by economic rationalism, and by changing expectations of what governments can and should do. An important aspect of this accountability and governance process is the establishment and effective functioning of a Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a key component of democratic accountability.

With contributions from renowned scholars and practitioners, and using case studies from around the world, this research-based collection examines the rationales for current roles of the PACs and explores the links between PACs and National Audit Offices. It also compares PAC practices from developing and developed countries such as Africa, Asia, Pacific islands, and Europe with both Westminster and non-Westminster models of government.

This will be valuable reading for academics, researchers, and advanced students in public management, public accounting and public sector governance.

About the Author


Zahirul Hoque is Professor and Head of the Department of Accounting at La Trobe Business School, Australia and the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (Emerald).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781138783584
ISBN-10: 1138783587
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 8th, 2015
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management