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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Performance Auditing : Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, ©2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jeremy Lonsdale; Peter Wilkins; Tom Ling
|Description:||1 online resource (368 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Performance auditing: audit or misnomer?; PART I The conduct of performance audit; 3. Selection of topics; 4. Norms used: some strategic considerations from The Netherlands and the UK; 5. The right tools for the job? Methods, choice and context; 6. Evidence and argument; 7. Forming judgements: how do VFM audit teams know what they know?; 8. Standards and quality; PART II The contribution of performance audit; 9. The impact of performance audits: a review of the existing evidence. 10. Accountability, performance and performance auditing: reconciling the views of scholars and auditors11. On the effects, lack of effects and perverse effects of performance audit; 12. Impact at local government level: a multiple case study; 13. Learning in an accountability setting; 14. Responsiveness in performance auditing: towards the best of both worlds; PART III Conclusions; 15. Conclusions: performance audit --
an effective force in difficult times?; Index.
'It is time, 15 years on from the coining of the Audit ExplosionA", to re-appraise the growth of new forms of auditing. As we move into what might be called Auditing in AusterityA" this book gives