Controlando la policía: Acerca de la accountability horizontal y social

Cover: Los poderes de lo público: debates, espacios y actores en América Latina

Cover: Los poderes de lo público: debates, espacios y actores en América Latina

Ruth Stanley – 2009

The article analyses the relations between different forms of accountability using the response to the Policía Federal Argentina's practice of inventing police proceedings as a case study. In this case, the lack of accountability activity by the agencies of balance was compensated by the creation of an ad hoc agency of oversight. The interaction between the latest and a series of social accountability agents was decisive in establishing accountability. Special attention is paid to the ambivalent role of the media. Using Peruzzotti and Smulovitz' terminology, it is suggested that this ambivalence shows the tension between political accountability and legal accountability. In this sense, and using a wide definition of accountability, evidence presented here seems to show that the interaction between horizontal accountability and social accountability has been effective.

Titel
Controlando la policía: Acerca de la accountability horizontal y social
Verfasser
Verlag
Vervuert
Ort
Frankfurt/Main
Schlagwörter
Policing, Staat, Argentinien, Rule of Law, Teilprojekt C3
Datum
2009
Kennung
ISBN 978-848-4894-69-8
Erschienen in
Braig, Marianne/Hufschmid, Anne (ed.): Los poderes de lo público. debates, espacios y actores en América Latina, 95-123.
Sprache
spa
Art
Text