Understanding accountability and governance in post-invasion Iraq

Baker, Keith and Rubin, Ellen (2011) Understanding accountability and governance in post-invasion Iraq. Administration & Society, 43 (5). pp. 515-536. ISSN 0095-3997

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Using the accountability framework developed by Romzek, Dubnick, and colleagues, this article considers the creation and operation of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). The CPA’s short duration and the difficult circumstances of Iraq combined to pose fundamental challenges to the normal expectations for accountable behavior of a federal agency. With minimal plans in place for governing Post-invasion Iraq, the CPA had little structure and few institutional expectations to influence its behavior. This lack of guidance, combined with the CPA’s de facto reporting relationships and noncareer staff, led to the maximization of political accountability, whereas professional accountability was secondary.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountability, institutional competition, Iraq War Coalition, Provisional Authority
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 16:31
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 22:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4699

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