International Series on Public Policy

The Politics of Public Accountability

Policy Design in Latin American Oil Exporting Countries

Authors: Fontaine, Guillaume, Medrano, Cecilia, Narváez, Iván

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  • Makes a new contribution to the literature on the policy design frame-work
  • Develops a small-n comparison of the causal mechanism linking resource nationalism and public accountability deficits
  • Focusses on four major Latin American oil producing countries: Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico and Brazil
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This book seeks to consistently explain the role of ideas and institutions in policy outcomes, and addresses the problem of how resource nationalism causes a deficit of public accountability in oil producing countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. The authors present a causal mechanism linking ideas and policy outcomes through institutional arrangements, focusing on policy design to describe the role of instruments selection and combination in improving or reducing public accountability through agenda setting, policy formulation, cross-sectorial coordination and political interplays.

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Guillaume Fontaine is a senior researcher at FLACSO, Ecuador. He specializes in comparative policy analysis. He coordinates the Public Accountability Project, a collective research about public accountability deficits in various Latin American countries. He has published extensively on social environmental conflicts and democratic governance in Latin America.
Cecilia Medrano Caviedes is an analytical economist with a multidisciplinary background. Her research interests include the political economy of natural resources and the governance of extractive industries. She has been a consultant for the Natural Resource Governance Institute, Ciudadanos por la Transparencia, the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance, and UNESCO.
Iván Narváez is Professor and Researcher at FLACSO, Ecuador. He graduated from the University Simon Bolivar, Ecuador, where he specialized in collective indigenous rights and comparative constitutional law. He has been Director of the Environmental Protection Office at Petroecuador and has published extensively about social and environmental issues related to oil activities in the Amazon region.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Public Accountability
Book Subtitle
Policy Design in Latin American Oil Exporting Countries
Authors
Series Title
International Series on Public Policy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28995-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28995-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28994-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-28997-3
Series ISSN
2524-7301
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 227
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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