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The Politics of Public Accountability

Policy Design in Latin American Oil Exporting Countries

  • Guillaume Fontaine
  • Cecilia Medrano Caviedes
  • Iván Narváez
Book

Part of the International Series on Public Policy book series (ISPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes, Iván Narváez
    Pages 1-18
  3. Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes, Iván Narváez
    Pages 19-50
  4. Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes, Iván Narváez
    Pages 51-98
  5. Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes, Iván Narváez
    Pages 99-132
  6. Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes, Iván Narváez
    Pages 133-170
  7. Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes, Iván Narváez
    Pages 171-181
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-227

About this book

Introduction

This book seeks to consistently explain the role of ideas and institutions in policy outcomes, and addresses the problem of how resource nationalism causes a deficit of public accountability in oil producing countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. The authors present a causal mechanism linking ideas and policy outcomes through institutional arrangements, focusing on policy design to describe the role of instruments selection and combination in improving or reducing public accountability through agenda setting, policy formulation, cross-sectorial coordination and political interplays.

Guillaume Fontaine is a senior researcher at FLACSO, Ecuador. He specializes in comparative policy analysis. He coordinates the Public Accountability Project, a collective research about public accountability deficits in various Latin American countries. He has published extensively on social environmental conflicts and democratic governance in Latin America.

Cecilia Medrano Caviedes is an analytical economist with a multidisciplinary background. Her research interests include the political economy of natural resources and the governance of extractive industries. She has been a consultant for the Natural Resource Governance Institute, Ciudadanos por la Transparencia, the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance, and UNESCO.

Iván Narváez is Professor and Researcher at FLACSO, Ecuador. He graduated from the University Simon Bolivar, Ecuador, where he specialized in collective indigenous rights and comparative constitutional law. He has been Director of the Environmental Protection Office at Petroecuador and has published extensively about social and environmental issues related to oil activities in the Amazon region.

Keywords

policy design resource curse Latin America Caribbean resource nationalism public accountability policy design framework ontology methodology comparative policy analysis critical realism multi-methods Bayes congruence analysis process tracing case study case selection causal mechanism Venezuela policy instrument

Authors and affiliations

  • Guillaume Fontaine
    • 1
  • Cecilia Medrano Caviedes
    • 2
  • Iván Narváez
    • 3
  1. 1.Latin American Faculty for Social SciencesQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Center for International StudiesParisFrance
  3. 3.Latin American Faculty for Social SciencesQuitoEcuador

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