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Full disclosure

the perils and promise of transparency

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This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, . New York.

Written in English

282 pages

Which SUVs are most likely to rollover? What cities have the unhealthiest drinking water? Which factories are the most dangerous polluters? What cereals are the most nutritious? In recent decades, governments have sought to provide answers to such critical questions through public disclosure to force manufacturers, water authorities, and others to improve their products and practices. Corporate financial disclosure, nutritional labels, and school report cards are examples of such targeted transparency policies. At best, they create a light-handed approach to governance that improves markets, enriches public discourse, and empowers citizens. But such policies are frequently ineffective or counterproductive. Based on an analysis of eighteen U.S. and international policies, Full Disclosure shows that information is often incomplete, incomprehensible, or irrelevant to consumers, investors, workers, and community residents. To be successful, transparency policies must be accurate, keep ahead of disclosers' efforts to find loopholes, and, above all, focus on the needs of ordinary citizens.

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Which SUVs are most likely to rollover? What cities have the unhealthiest drinking water? Which factories are the most dangerous polluters? What cereals are the most nutritious? In recent decades, governments have sought to provide answers to such critical questions through public disclosure to force manufacturers, water authorities, and others to improve their products and practices. Corporate financial disclosure, nutritional labels, and school report cards are examples of such targeted transparency policies. At best, they create a light-handed approach to governance that improves markets, enriches public discourse, and empowers citizens. But such policies are frequently ineffective or counterproductive. Based on an analysis of eighteen U.S. and international policies, Full Disclosure shows that information is often incomplete, incomprehensible, or irrelevant to consumers, investors, workers, and community residents. To be successful, transparency policies must be accurate, keep ahead of disclosers' efforts to find loopholes, and, above all, focus on the needs of ordinary citizens.

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Library of Congress JK468.S4 .F86 2007
Dewey 352.3/8

Full disclosure

the perils and promise of transparency

This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, . New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
352.3/8
Library of Congress
JK468.S4 .F86 2007, JK468.S4 F86 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 282 p.
Number of pages
282

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22748608M
ISBN 13
9780521876179
LC Control Number
2006029588
Library Thing
2726437
Goodreads
199835

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