Accountability and the Law: Rights, Authority and Transparency of Public Power
This is a Book Launch Panel. The organizers of the proposed panel are the editors of the book “Accountability and the Law Rights, Authority and Transparency of Public Power“ (Routledge 2021). The editors of the volume believe that the term ‘accountability‘ may be interpreted very broadly. This notion comprises various procedures for assessing individual behaviors of incumbents of state organs in the performance of their duties (comprising punitive ailments and rewards that they may befall), mechanisms involving reporting on this performance (reporting), and instruments that refer to material (organizational) substrates of a state organ or the whole branch of government. The papers will consider questions concerning the efficiency of accountability and transparency mechanisms and procedures.