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Accountability Of Government

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This chapter briefly reviews the main theories of government accountability and accountable governments, and lays out an analytical framework with which to investigate the changing nature of accountability for the Chinese government. Next, it discusses the Chinese government's development and major achievements in the area of accountability. The problems for government accountability that have grown out of the "total economic approach" are discussed from the perspective of regional and local governments. The responsibility to promote economic growth has displaced government's social management and public services responsibilities and, at the same time, local governments have lacked the financial wherewithal to fulfill their public services responsibilities. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the challenges to the implementation of government accountability measures arising from increased problems in governance.

Keywords: China's government accountability; public services; socio-economic development



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