"The Pursuit of Accountability: Promise, Problems, and Prospects," with Kaifeng Yang, in Donald C. Menzel and Harvey L. White (eds.) The State Of Public Administration, Issues, Challenges, Opportunities (Armonk, NY: (M. E. Sharpe, 2011) Chapter 11; pp. 171-186.
This chapter examines the status of the accountability research and practice. The various accountability promises are discussed and linked to major government reform initiatives. Its problems are then examined and prospects outlined.