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Title: Non-governmental organization accountability : a morphogenetic analysis of a river-care education programme
Author: Ang, Soon Yong
ISNI:       0000 0004 9349 6833
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2020
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Drawing from Margaret Archer's morphogenetic approach to critical realism and a nine-month ethnographic study, this thesis theorises accountability in the context of an NGO river-care programme in Malaysia. It defines educational accountability as an iterative social or socio-cultural interaction process, governed by multiple objectives (structure and culture) and subjective structure (self, personal and social identity). The objective accountability encompasses the structural and cultural realm, which exert condition on river-care agencies to produce community river-care education programme. It demonstrates how structural morphogenesis from top-down hierarchical bureaucracy to bottom-up civic science approach is held back by local socio-culture-politic cultural morphostasis through which the Malay feudalism, cronyism, money politics, and left-right political battle are practiced. It, however, led to a morphogenetic cycle of society ultimately when a novel form of political regime emerged after a new political coalition won the 14th general election that stimulating overall cultural morphogenesis which aligns with the global sustainability agenda. The subjective accountability involves the river care agencies' reflexivity predicated upon their prior development of stratified self to who they are and who they want to be in the future. This prior life course determines the river care agencies' personal identity, to be either concern for natural, practical or discursive order, and the social identity that they attempt to personalise, either to be an environmentalist or political ambassador. The above interplay actualizes an empirical reality which enabled me to conclude that educational accounterability (or accountability) is an epistemological 'educational' practice that manifests a multiple objective and subjective accountability of which the social morphogenesis or morphostasis is produced.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HF5601 Accounting