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Accountability politics : power and voice in rural Mexico

Author: Jonathan Fox
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How can the seeds of accountability ever grow in authoritarian environments? Embedding accountability into the state is an inherently uneven, partial, and contested process. Campaigns for public accountability often win limited concessions at best, but they can leave cracks in the system that serve as handholds for subsequent efforts to open up the state to public scrutiny. This book explores how civil society &  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fox
ISBN: 9780199208852 0199208859
OCLC Number: 263449265
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 2007.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: 1. Accountability Challenges: Disentangling State and Regime ; 2. Civil Society and Accountability Politics ; 3. How Does Civil Society Thicken? The Political Construction of Social Capital ; 4. Offsetting the "Iron Law of Oligarchy:" The Challenge of Internal Democracy ; 5. The Invisible Problem of the Secret Ballot in the Countryside: What Counts as Free and Fair? ; 6. Contrasting Theory and Practice: The World Bank and Social Capital in Rural Mexico ; 7. Decentralizing Decentralization: Mexico's Invisible Fourth Level of the State ; 8. Comparing Regional Rural Development Councils: Do "Invited Spaces" Empower? ; 9. Accessing Accountability: Individual vs Collective Voices ; 10. Mexico's Migrant Civil Society: Exit Followed by Voice ; 11. Mapping Accountability Pathways ; Bibliography
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Jonathan A. Fox.

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