© 1995

Votes and Budgets

Comparative Studies in Accountable Governance in the South

  • John Healey
  • William Tordoff

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction and Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Country Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. David Hulme, Nimal Sanderatne
      Pages 109-152
    3. Elizabeth Cromwell
      Pages 153-207
  4. Country Comparisons and Conclusions

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-270

About this book


This book presents case-studies in accountable government and the management of public funds, with particular reference to the multi-party political systems of Botswana, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Zambia under the Third Republic. Criteria for judging accountability are set out, and the role and influence of political leadership, elections, parties, parliaments, interest groups, the media and external donors are explored. Conclusions take account of the comparisons which are drawn with the experience of single-party regimes in Africa and Asia.


budget democracy governance government parliament

Editors and affiliations

  • John Healey
    • 1
  • William Tordoff
    • 2
  1. 1.Overseas Development InstituteLondonUK
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

JOHN HEALEY has been Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, London, since 1990. Previously he was Chief Economist at the British Overseas Development Administration, 1984-90. He has worked in Asia and travelled widely in developing countries and is co-author of Democracy, Governance and Economic Policy and other books and articles on development economics and aid.

WILLIAM TORDOFF is Professor Emeritus of Government at Manchester University. He has had long experience of teaching African Politics and of administration working at the Universities of Ghana, Dar es Salaam and Zambia as well as the University of California. His publications include Government and Politics in Africa, Government and Politics in Tanzania, and he is editor and co-author of Politics in Zambia, Administration in Zambia and co-author of Third world Politics: A Comparative Introduction.

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