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dc.contributor.authorFox, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-01T09:27:19Z
dc.date.available2018-05-01T09:27:19Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-01
dc.identifier.citationFox, J. (2018) 'The Political Construction of Accountability Keywords', in Nelson, E., Bloom, G and Shankland, A. (Eds) Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage, IDS Bulletin 49.2, Brighton: IDSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13680
dc.description.abstractTerminology in the accountability field is ambiguous, encompassing both top-down, technocratic control initiatives and bottom‑up efforts to challenge the abuse of power and promote equity. The main proposition is that communicating accountability strategies should rely on conceptual and cross-cultural translation rather than awkward attempts at direct linguistic translation. To illustrate how accountability keywords are both politically constructed and contested, this article briefly reflects on the origins, circulation, and transformation of six relevant terms: transparency, the right to know, whistle-blower, advocacy, openwashing, and social accountability – including reflections from accountability advocates from Pakistan, Guatemala, and the Philippines. The conclusion calls for a two-track approach to communicate public accountability strategies, which involves (1) searching within popular cultures to find existing terms or phrases that can be repurposed, and (2) inventing new discourses that communicate ideas about public accountability that resonate with culturally grounded common-sense understandings.en
dc.description.sponsorshipOpen Society Foundations, Vozes Desiguais/Unequal Voices, Future Health Systems consortium, the Impact Initiative and Health Systems Globalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;49.2
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen
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dc.titleThe Political Construction of Accountability Keywordsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamHealth and Nutritionen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2018.136
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-01
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