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Palgrave Macmillan

Policy-Driven Democratization

Geometrical Perspectives on Transparency, Accountability, and Corruption

ISBN 9781137294777
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Substantive democracies allow governments to introduce, implement, maintain, and strengthen the cross-cutting democratic principles and policies of transparency, accountability, and corruption control. Policy-driven Democratization takes a middle-ground approach to democratization to situate it between elections and culture. The book argues that the gap between public administration and democratization could be bridged by the common democratic catalysts of transparent, accountable policy-making and corruption-control. Peride K. Blind takes the complex concepts of democratization, transparency, accountability, and corruption – defining, synthesizing and demystifying them through heuristics from geometry. She then interlinks them together to propose a continuous and policy-based understanding of substantive democratization.

Dr. Peride K. Blind is an advisor and consultant to international organizations. She currently teaches politics at the Princeton Adult School in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Previously, she was a governance officer and consultant at the United Nations. She holds a PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University, USA.

Introduction: Policy-Driven Democratization
1. Concentric Circles of Democratization: Teasing out the Common Drivers
2. Transparency Triangle: Differentiating Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes
3. Accountability Cube: Moving from Dichotomy to Continuity
4. Corruption Pentagon: Linking Causes, Controls and Consequences
5. From Procedural to Substantive Minimums of Democracy: Conclusion and Implications
Conclusion: Towards a Substantive Democracy


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