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Accountability in the East Asian economic miracle, crisis and recovery.

Ritchie, J. (2004) 'Accountability in the East Asian economic miracle, crisis and recovery.', Competition & change., 8 (2). pp. 91-104.


Despite claims that accountability enables 'good governance' proper, its specific origins, character and limitations are not yet fully clear. In order to explicate the nature of accountability better this paper will, therefore, formulate and apply its own comparative framework to the case of the East Asian economic miracle, crisis and recovery in particular. In so doing it finds that, even when accountability emerged as a mid-crisis issue that was dramatically reconfigured for any due recovery later, it was not itself then sufficiently explicated for all the implications and consequences to be realized fully. Once it is explicated more fully, however, the further implications and consequences of changing accountability for economic governance question precisely what is to be expected from accountability per se.

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Keywords:Accountability, Economic governance, East Asia, Unrealized implications, Consequences.
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