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Accountability reconsidered, voters, interests, and information in US policymaking, edited by Charles M. Cameron, Brandice Canes-Wrone, Sanford Clark Gordon, and Gregory Alain Huber

The last two decades have witnessed a substantial change in the media environment, growing polarization of the two dominant parties, and increasing inequality of wealth and income. These profound changes necessitate updating our understanding of political accountability. Accountability Reconsidered examines how political accountability functions in the US today given the dramatic changes in voting behavior, media, congressional dynamics, and relations between branches. With particular attention to policymaking, this volume uses original research to analyze micro-foundations of voter behavior, examining its implications for incentives and offering insight into the accountability relationships among voters, interest groups, legislators, and government bureaucracy. Combining contributions from leading experts who write about the political system synoptically with those who focus on specific elements, Accountability Reconsidered brings together distinct perspectives to focus on the effect of the informational environment on government officials, bridging up-to-date knowledge about accountability mechanisms with our overall understanding of political accountability
Table Of Contents
1. Candidate Evaluation and Selection -- 2. The Media and the Informational Environment -- 3. Policymaking, Information Provision, and Accountability -- 4. Outside the Public Eye? Private Interests and Policymaking
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
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Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 374 pages), illustrations; digital, PDF file(s).
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