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The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes


Calls by political leaders, social activists, and international policy and aid actors for accountability reforms to improve governance have never been more widespread. For some analysts, the unprecedented scale of these pressures reflects functional imperatives accompanying economic globalization and related appeal of liberal and democratic ideas on institutions. This book offers a different perspective, investigating the crucial role of contrasting ideologies informing accountability movements and mediating reform directions in Southeast Asia. It argues that the most influential ideologies ar ... More

Keywords: Accountability, moral ideologies, democratization, good governance, civil society coalitions, corruption, human rights, political decentralization, oligarchic power, authoritarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garry Rodan, author
Professor of Politics & International Studies, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University

Caroline Hughes, author
Professor of Conflict Resolution and Peace, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford