Accountability is a perpetual struggle when power is delegated by the many to the few in the interests of governability. To complicate matters further, in most systems of government the task of holding accountable those to whom power has been delegated is itself delegated — again, to a relatively small number of individuals: senior judges, auditors-general, members of legislative public accounts committees. The question of who will watch the watchdog is as old as it is unavoidable.
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