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Accountability is the aspects of responsibility involving giving a statistical or judicial explanation for events.
Accountability classically appears (or should appear) in the ambit of accountancy.
In politics, and particularly in representative democracies, accountability (sometimes known as transparency) is an important factor in securing good governance.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Accountability
In politics, and particularly in representative democracies, accountability is an important factor in securing good governance.
Accountability differs from transparency in that it only enables negative feedback after a decision or action, while transparency also enables negative feedback before or during a decision or action.
Accountability constrains the extent to which elected representatives and other office-holders can willfully deviate from their theoretical responsibilities, thus reducing corruption.
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 Government Accountability Office Encyclopedia Articles @ AllAccounts.com (All Accounts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the non-partisan audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress, and an agency in the Legislative Branch of the United States Government.
The GAO's activities are designed to ensure the executive branch's accountability to the Congress under the Constitution and the government's accountability to the American people.
The Government Accountability Office also establishes standards for audits of government organizations, programs, activities, and functions, and of government assistance received by contractors, nonprofit organizations, and other nongovernmental organizations.
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 Accountability (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
By some the apostle John has been supposed to revert to the Old Testament notion of a judgment proceeding now in place of coming at the Last Day; but Weiss (Der johanneische Lehrbegriff, II, 9) has proved that this is a mistake.
Up to this point we have spoken of individual accountability, but the subject becomes more complicated when we think of the joint responsibility of several or many persons.
From the first the human mind has been haunted by what is called the guilt of Adam's first sin.
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Government for hire: privatizing foreign affairs and the problem of accountability under international law.
Accounting for something: voluntary organisations, accountability and the implications for government funders.
U.S. Local Government Managers and the Complexity of Responsibility and Accountability in Democratic Governance.
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