Melvin J. Dubnick

University of New Hampshire
Political Science

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My focus is on the nature and role of accountability in governance, generally defined. My objective is the development of a theory of accountable governance and the establishment of a subfield of accountability studies within policy studies and political science.

Dubnick, Melvin J., and Kaifeng Yang. 2011. "The Pursuit of Accountability: Promise, Problems, and Prospects." In The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities. Edited by Donald C. Menzel, and Harvey L. White. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. 171-86
Abstract: A contribution to collection that focuses problems and prospects for understanding accountability.
Dubnick, Melvin J., and H. George Frederickson. 2011. In "Accountable Governance: Problems and Promises." Edited by Melvin J. Dubnick, and H. George Frederickson. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Abstract: An introductory essay to volume that provides both overview of field as well as survey of volume contents.
Dubnick, Melvin J. 2011. "Move Over Daniel: We Need Some 'Accountability Space'." Administration & Society 43 (6):704-16.
Abstract: A response to paper by Matthew Flinders that lays out a critique of current accountability-focused research and posits the need for a different approach.

Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY

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