The Politics of ‘Social Accountability’ in England and Germany: Democratic Control and Moral Imperatives.

Mattei, Paola, Mitra, Mahima and Feiler, Therese (2018) The Politics of ‘Social Accountability’ in England and Germany: Democratic Control and Moral Imperatives. Public Organization Review, 18 (3). pp. 399-411.

Abstract

Abstract This article investigates how politicians in England and Germany approach social accountability during the introduction of markets in the national health care systems. It analyses the discourse among members of parliament during the law making process of the 2012 NHS Health Care Act in England and the 2011 Act for Financing of Statutory Health Insurance in Germany. Generally, the new social accountability reform agenda is attractive to policy makers as it foregrounds public engagement and bottom-up participation (Peters 2001). Social accountability refers to institutional practices that favour participatory and horizontal mechanisms that depart from traditional hierarchical Principal-Agent forms.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: operations management
Subject(s): Operations management
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 13:53
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 16:27
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6790

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