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The Perils of Accountability After Crisis: Ambiguity, Policy Legacies, and Value Trade-offs

Hilliard, N; Kovras, I; Loizides, N; (2020) The Perils of Accountability After Crisis: Ambiguity, Policy Legacies, and Value Trade-offs. Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA) 10.1080/09557571.2019.1710827. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This article interrogates a tension at the heart of the principle of accountability: accountability as a principle of non-impunity of public officials versus accountability as a form of bureaucratic organisation and control. Although these dimensions are distinguishable in the abstract, their ambiguity has led to an expectations gap among both citizens and elites. The historical legacies of previous policies can exacerbate this expectations gap, leading to a variety of value trade-offs, with the potential to undermine other political values, such as political learning, consensus-building, and citizens' rights. We present examples of the trade-offs resulting from this expectations gap, focusing on moments of crisis in which such trade-offs can be seen most acutely, and highlight its role as a vehicle of global populism.

Type: Article
Title: The Perils of Accountability After Crisis: Ambiguity, Policy Legacies, and Value Trade-offs
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2019.1710827
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2019.1710827
Language: English
Additional information: ß2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of the Americas
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090315
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