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The accountability and audit of governments

E. L. Normanton

The accountability and audit of governments

a comparative study

by E. L. Normanton

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Published by Manchester University Press, Praeger in [Manchester, Eng.], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Auditing.,
  • Finance, Public -- Accounting.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    Statementby E.L. Normanton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHJ199 .N6 1966
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 452 p.
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14348049M
    LC Control Number66012160

    What is accountability in government? In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and 4/5(2).


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