Accountability Deficits and Overloads: a missing framework

Ellen Maree Rock
Accountability is touted as an essential feature of modern democratic society, said to underpin the legitimacy of our system of government. Given its lofty status, it is unsurprising that the concept has given rise to the search for accountability ‘deficits’, claims that a particular mechanism or area is lacking in accountability. At the other extreme sit accountability ‘overloads’, claims that a particular mechanism or area over-delivers on accountability. Though claims of deficit and overload are...
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