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Performance Auditing : Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government.

Author: Jeremy Lonsdale; Peter Wilkins; Tom Ling
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2011.
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This state-of-the-art book examines the development of performance audit, drawing on the experience in a number of different countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The expert contributors identify the trajectory of performance audit, examine how it is conducted and consider what it is contributing to effective government. They conclude that, in the face  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lonsdale, Jeremy
Performance Auditing : Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Lonsdale; Peter Wilkins; Tom Ling
ISBN: 9780857931801 0857931806
OCLC Number: 731646722
Description: 1 online resource (368 p.)
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.

Abstract:

This state-of-the-art book examines the development of performance audit, drawing on the experience in a number of different countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The expert contributors identify the trajectory of performance audit, examine how it is conducted and consider what it is contributing to effective government. They conclude that, in the face of new challenges, performance auditors should focus both on their core responsibilities to ensure accountability, and continue to develop more insightful and sophisticated approache.

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