New Methods and Shifting Accountability Jurisdictions

  • Anne Marie Goetz
  • Rob Jenkins
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


That actors in accountability relationships are assuming new roles implies the emergence of new methods. For instance, direct citizen involvement in auditing government expenditure, discussed in Chapter 4, catalysed a novel means for detecting and exposing malpractice: the public hearing. This chapter examines new methods that have emerged as a result not merely of there being a greater number of actors in the accountability business, but as a consequence of the changing nature of boundaries in an era of globalization. It thus focusses on the relationship between how accountability is being sought and where it is being sought. The use of new methods for monitoring the actions of power-holders, and the recourse to (or the effort to legitimize) alternative accountability jurisdictions — literally from the local to the global — has generated new expectations about (and therefore new standards of) accountability, the subject of Chapter 6.


Corporate Governance Rome Statute Generally Accept Account Principle International Criminal Tribunal Universal Jurisdiction 
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