Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Accountability and Democracy – The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control

Craig T. Borowiak


Situated at the intersection of democratic theory and international studies, Accountability and Democracy provides an in-depth critical analysis of the concept “democratic accountability.” The book proceeds with separate chapters on accountability as found in the U.S. Ratification debates, agency theory, ancient Athenian democracy, theories of deliberative democracy, capitalist markets, and cosmopolitan democracy. Through an engagement with these different traditions and contexts, the book paints a picture of democratic accountability as a multidimensional concept harboring competing imperativ ... More

Keywords: democratic accountability, cosmopolitanism, mutuality, control, political transformation, popular sovereignty, insurgence, multidimensional

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199778256
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig T. Borowiak, author
Haverford College

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.



Part One Punishability, Representation, Control

Part Two Answerability, Community, Participation

Part Three Globalization, Markets, Disruption

End Matter