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The politics of freedom of information : how and why governments pass laws that threaten their power

Author: Ben Worthy
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester Univ. Press, 2017 ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the implementation of the UK's FOI law under Tony Blair, showing how the radical policy was weakened by compromises and clandestine agreements before reaching the statute book,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Worthy
ISBN: 9780719097676 0719097673
OCLC Number: 994735605
Description: x, 227 p. : tabl. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. FOI: hard to resist and hard to escape2. From radical to inevitable: the development of FOI in Britain3. New Labour, new openness?4. The 1997 White Paper: a symbolic victory?5. The 1999 draft Bill: the retreat becomes a rout6. The Parliamentary passage: asymmetric warfare7. FOI in the UK: survival and afterlife 8. The US, Australia and India: two firsts and the greatest? 9. Ireland and New Zealand: a legacy and an assault from within 10. FOI and the remaking of politics Conclusion: why do governments pass FOI laws? References Index -- .
Responsibility: Ben Worthy.

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