This book is the first large-scale academic study of accountability politics in Southeast Asia, Innovative introduction of the concept of moral ideologies of accountability, compares democratic and nondemocratic ideologies of accountability and involves studies across seven Southeast Asian countries The book offers a different perspective, investigating the crucial role of contrasting ideologies informing accountability movements and mediating reform directions in Southeast Asia. It argues that the most influential ideologies are not those promoting the political authority of democratic sovereign people or of liberalism’s freely contracting individuals.