Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government
Edited by Jeremy Lonsdale, Peter Wilkins and Tom Ling
This state-of-the-art book examines the development of performance audit, drawing on the experience in a number of different countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
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- Performance Auditing Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Performance Auditing: Audit or Misnomer?
- Chapter 3: Selection of Topics
- Chapter 4: Norms Used: Some Strategic Considerations from The Netherlands and the UK
- Chapter 5: The Right Tools for the Job? Methods, Choice and Context
- Chapter 6: Evidence and Argument
- Chapter 7: Forming Judgements: How do VFM Audit Teams Know What They Know?
- Chapter 8: Standards and Quality
- Chapter 9: The Impact of Performance Audits: A Review of the Existing Evidence
- Chapter 10: Accountability, Performance and Performance Auditing: Reconciling the Views of Scholars and Auditors
- Chapter 11: On the Effects, Lack of Effects and Perverse Effects of Performance Audit
- Chapter 12: Impact at Local Government Level: A Multiple Case Study
- Chapter 13: Learning in an Accountability Setting
- Chapter 14: Responsiveness in Performance Auditing: Towards the Best of Both Worlds
- Chapter 15: Conclusions: Performance Audit – An Effective Force in Difficult Times?
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