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Auditing the African State. International Standards and Local Adjustments


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Title: Auditing the African State. International Standards and Local Adjustments
Authors: Gustavson, Maria
E-mail: maria.gustavson@gu.se
Issue Date: 9-Jan-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Public Administration ; Förvaltningshögskolan
Date of Defence: 2012-02-17
Disputation: Fredagen den 17 februari 2012, kl. 13.15, Hörsal Sappören, Göteborgs universitet, Sprängkullsgatan 25
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: accountability, audit, norms, supreme audit institutions, public administration, public sector reform, international standards, development, Africa, international organizations, isomorphism, imitation, professions, Namibia, Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa, state building, bureaucracy, auditors, isomorphism
Abstract: Norms for how to create accountability within the public sector have long historic roots in organizing the democratic society, where auditors are particular public servants controlling the rest of the public sector performance. Significant divergent understandings of the establishment and development of such accountability mechanisms within states in Sub-Saharan African countries however exists within two different bodies of literature. Due to negative historic experiences and failures of public... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8413-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28119
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Förvaltningshögskolan
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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