Source: (2006) In Michael W. Dowdle, Ed., Public Accountability, Designs, Dilemmas and Experiences. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 243-268.

"The weight of the argument in this Chapter has been directed toward two ends: first, establishing a set of common features that cut across traditionally distinct modes of accountability and renders them all, in varying degrees, technocratic; and secondly, identifying the "missing element" that constitutes a more fundamental basis of current crises of accountability, i.e., a "convivial accountability" generated by tacit shared knowledge and identities and grounded in implicit community."... (excerpt)