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AGUIRRE SALA, Jorge Francisco  and  INFANTE BONFIGLIO, José María. Vanguard, validity and viability of societal accountability conceived by Guillermo O'Donnell. Rev. IUS [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.42, pp.131-160. ISSN 1870-2147.

From the collective work Controlling politics. Citizens and the media in the new Latin American democracies (2002), where Guillermo O'Donnell debates the con-cept of accountability with Peruzzotti, Smulovitz and Przeworski, rescues the research agenda proposed by O'Donnell. The examination aims to make explicit the typology of accountability with its respective criteria; characterize evaluate their possible implementation with the contributions of the current digital age. The methodology for the first three objectives follows the conceptual analysis developed by O'Donnell and other studies on his thoughts. For the last objective, a prospec-tive is made where cybernetic instruments can work in favor of societal accountability.

Keywords : Accountability; symbolic capital; traditional mass media; social networks.

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