One of the most significant problems in public administration is how to give administrators adequate power to accomplish the work which policymakers want done, without having them exercise that power in a way which threatens democracy and liberty. In essence, efficiency exists alongside accountability and accountability becomes a matter of "balancing internal norms with external processes." The way this is done is via a combination of "independence" and "redundancy."
Is this the best manner to keep government systems accountable? Can you think of a better way? How can politics have a role in complicating government accountability?