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Accounting, Accountability and Devolution: A Study of the Use of Accounting Information by Politicians in the Northern Ireland Assembly's First Term

Ezzamel, Mahmoud, Hyndman, N., Jonsen, A. and Pallot, J. 2005. Accounting, Accountability and Devolution: A Study of the Use of Accounting Information by Politicians in the Northern Ireland Assembly's First Term. Irish Accounting Review 12 (1) , pp. 39-62.

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Abstract

The impact of new public management (NPM) and the implementation of resource accounting and budgeting (RAB) have given particular prominence to accounting information in the UK public sector. This paper explores the extent to which such information has informed and shaped the actions of politicians in the first term of the Northern Ireland (NI) devolved Assembly (1999-2003). It is argued that if accounting systems are to help in delivering more appropriate, more accountable and better management within the public sector as well as strengthening democratic processes, then it is imperative that key stakeholders (including politicians) be familiar with such information and …

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Publisher: Irish Accounting and Finance Association
ISSN: 0791-9638
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:25
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/38578

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