The Politics of Public Accountability: Policy Design in Latin American Oil Exporting CountriesGuillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes and Iván Narváez

15/04/2020 Guillaume Fontaine

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This book is authored by Guillaume Fontaine, Cecilia Medrano Caviedes & Iván Narváez and published by Palgrave Macmillan

 

The Politics of Public Accountability: Policy Design in Latin American Oil Exporting Countries 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. 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 ultimate goal of the research was to explain consistently the role of ideas and institutions in policy outcomes. The authors seek a causal mechanism linking ideas and policy outcomes through institutional arrangements. In particular, we focused on policy design to describe the role of instruments selection and combination in improving or reducing social and political accountability. More specifically, drawing from the case of public accountability deficits in oil and gas exporting countries, we intended to shed light on the relationship between resource nationalism and democracy.