Digital Era Governance Reform and Accountability

The case of Denmark

Authored by: Niels Ejersbo , Carsten Greve

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472470591
eBook ISBN: 9781315612713
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044208


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This chapter concerns the evolution of digitalization reforms in the Danish public sector and how there has been a shift in emphasis on accountability for digitalization from most professional and bureaucratic accountability towards political and legal accountability. This topic is important as digitalization is emerging as one of the most vibrant reform areas in the public sector (OECD 2014). Governments have to face the challenge of how to ensure adequate accountability for this reform.

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