The Politics Of Public Accountability: Policy Design In Latin American Oil Exporting Countries

The Politics Of Public Accountability: Policy Design In Latin American Oil Exporting Countries
by Guillaume Fontaine / / / PDF


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This book seeks to consistently explain the role of ideas and institutions in policy outcomes, and addresses the problem of how resource nationalism causes a deficit of public accountability in oil producing countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. The authors present a causal mechanism linking ideas and policy outcomes through institutional arrangements, focusing on policy design to describe the role of instruments selection and combination in improving or reducing public accountability through agenda setting, policy formulation, cross-sectorial coordination and political interplays.

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