Blacked Out (Heftet)

Government Secrecy in the Information Age

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 336
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780521731546
Omtale Blacked Out
Nearly forty years ago the US Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) giving the public the right to government documents. This 'right to know' has been used over the past decades to challenge overreaching Presidents and secretive government agencies. The example of transparency in government has served as an example to nations around the world spawning similar statutes in fifty-nine countries. This 2006 book examines the evolution of the move toward openness in government. It looks at how technology has aided the disclosure and dissemination of information. The author tackles the question of whether the drive for transparency has stemmed the desire for government secrecy and discusses how many governments ignore or frustrate the legal requirements for the release of key documents. Blacked Out is an important contribution during a time where profound changes in the structure of government are changing access to government documents.

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