Responsive Democracy: Increasing State Accountability in East Asia

Citation:

Baum, Jeeyang Rhee. 2011. Responsive Democracy: Increasing State Accountability in East Asia. The University of Michigan Press.
Responsive Democracy: Increasing State Accountability in East Asia

Abstract:

Jeeyang Rhee Baum, The University of Michigan Press, 2011

Under what conditions is a newly democratic government likely to increase transparency, accountability, and responsiveness to its citizens? What incentives might there be for bureaucrats, including those appointed by a previously authoritarian government, to carry out the wishes of an emerging democratic regime? Responsive Democracy addresses an important problem in democratic transition and consolidation: the ability of the chief executive to control the state bureaucracy. Using three well-chosen case studies—the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan—Jeeyang Rhee Baum explores the causes and consequences of codifying rules and procedures in a newly democratic government.

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