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By Melvin J. Dubnick

Public responsibility is a trademark of recent democratic governance and the root of the preferred functionality administration stream. Democracy is simply an empty workout if these in energy can't be held responsible in public for his or her acts and omissions, for his or her judgements, their guidelines, and their expenditures.

This publication bargains a finely precise and richly trained attention of responsibility in either govt and the modern international of governance. Twenty-five best specialists conceal various facets of the responsibility stream, together with a number of and competing accountabilities, measuring responsibility, responsibility and democratic legitimacy, and responsibility and data know-how, and observe them to governments, quasi-governments, non-government firms, governance firms, and voluntary corporations. jointly they supply the main entire attention of responsibility at the moment on hand, with a mix of theoretical, empirical, and utilized approaches.

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They were seen as important stakeholders of the organization whose advice was always accepted and implemented. When asked to give examples of the influence of boards, respondents were at a loss. Even though they insisted upon the importance of the boards they were not able to provide convincing examples to substantiate this belief. This apparent inconsistency might be due to a number of causes. The first reason is that boards often meet with managers in the process of decision making. At that stage, decisions and documents are not finalized, and different concerned parties have their say on the nature of problems and the desirability of various courses of action.

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