The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies

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The
SELF-RESTRAINING STATE

Power and Accountability
in New Democracies

edited by
Andreas Schedler
Larry Diamond
Marc F. Plattner

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes *
  • Part 1 - Conceptual and Normative Issues 11
  • 2 - Conceptualizing Accountability 13
  • Notes *
  • 3 - Horizontal Accountability in New Democracies 29
  • Notes *
  • 4 - Comments on O'Donnell 53
  • Democracy and Constitutionalism *
  • Notes *
  • The Limits of Horizontal Accountability 59
  • Notes *
  • Traditions of Accountability 63
  • Notes *
  • A Response to My Commentators 68
  • Notes *
  • Part 2 - Electoral Administration 73
  • 5 - A Brief History of Electoral Commissions 75
  • Notes *
  • 6 - Off the Streets and into the Courtrooms: Resolving Postelectoral Conflicts in Mexico 83
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  • 7 - Institutionalizing Credible Elections in Ghana 105
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  • 8 - The Third Dimension of Accountability: the International Community in National Elections 123
  • Notes *
  • Part 3 - Judicial Systems 143
  • 9 - A Brief History of Judicial Review 145
  • Notes *
  • 10 - Judicial Independence and Judicial Reform in Latin America 151
  • Notes *
  • 11 - Building Judicial Independence in Common Law Africa 177
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  • 12 - Surprising Success: the New Eastern European Constitutional Courts 195
  • Notes *
  • Part 4 - Corruption Control 215
  • 13 - A Brief History of Anticorruption Agencies 217
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  • 14 - Corruption, Democracy, and Reform in Benin 227
  • Notes *
  • 15 - Combating Corruption in South Korea and Thailand 245
  • Notes *
  • 16 - The Global Coalition Against Corruption: Evaluating Transparency International 257
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  • Part 5 - Central Banks 283
  • 17 - A Brief History of Central Bank Independence in Developing Countries 285
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  • 18 - Misguided Autonomy: Central Bank Independence in the Russian Transition 293
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  • 19 - Learning from Failure: the International Financial Institutions as Agencies of Restraint in Africa 313
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  • Part 6 - Conclusion 331
  • 20 - Restraining the State: Conflicts and Agents of Accountability 333
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  • Bibliography 351
  • The Contributors 381
  • Index 385
  • About the Book 395
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