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Secrecy and open government : why governments want you to know

Author: K G Robertson; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1999.
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Does the Labour Government's commitment to freedom of information mean the end of excessive secrecy in the United Kingdom? Why has the UK finally decided to join the many other countries that enjoy a 'right to know'? This book analyses the current debate over open government by examining a wide range of issues: data protection and MI5; civil service reform and freedom of information; freedom of information practice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Robertson, K.G., 1947-
Secrecy and open government.
Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1999
(OCoLC)40609543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K G Robertson; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230513020 0230513026
OCLC Number: 681923862
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 202 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The Mortality of Secrecy: The Philosophy and Politics of State Secrecy --
Surveillance and Secrecy --
The End of Whitehall? Reform of the British Civil Service --
Accountable Government? --
Data Protection, Privacy and Limited Rights of Access --
Listening in Official Secrecy --
Defending the Realm: MI5 --
The Democratisation of UK Intelligence? --
Overseas Experience: FOI in Canada, Australia and New Zealand --
Freedom of Information in the UK --
Conclusion --
Index.
Responsibility: K.G. Robertson.
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