Votes and Budgets: Comparative Studies in Accountable Governance in the South

Books or book chapters
May 1995
John Healey and William Tordoff (eds)

This book presents case-studies in accountable government and the management of public funds, with particular reference to the multiparty political systems of Botswana, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Zambia under the Third Republic. Criteria for judging accountability are set out, and the role and influence of the political leadership, elections, parties, parliaments, interest groups, the media and external donors are explored. Conclusions take account of the comparisons which are drawn with the experience of single-party regimes in Africa and Asia.