Accountability, Politics, and Power
Implicit or explicit expectation that one may be called on to justify one's beliefs and actions to others, and the extent to which a person’s behaviors are observed and evaluated by others, with important rewards and punishments contingent upon those evaluations.
The activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power; activities within an organization that are aimed at improving someone’s status or position
The ability to do something or act in a particular way; the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events
This paper explains the relationships among the concepts of accountability, politics, and power. More...
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