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Blacked out

government secrecy in the information age

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This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge.

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Nearly forty years ago the U.S. 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 governments agencies. The example of transparency in government has served as an example to nations around the world spawning similar statues in fifty-nine countries. This 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. iBlackoutsi 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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2008, Cambridge University Press
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Nearly forty years ago the U.S. 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 governments agencies. The example of transparency in government has served as an example to nations around the world spawning similar statues in fifty-nine countries. This 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. iBlackoutsi is an important contribution during a time where profound changes in the structure of government are changing access to government documents.

Blacked out

government secrecy in the information age

This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge.


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Originally published: 2006.

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Dewey Decimal Class
323.445
Library of Congress
JF1525.S4 R17 2008, JC598

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Open Library
OL27789502M
Internet Archive
blackedoutgovern0000robe_j9u8
ISBN 10
0521731542
ISBN 13
9780521731546
OCLC/WorldCat
228573035

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