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Transparency : the key to better governance?

Author: Christopher Hood; David Heald
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 135.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at the pervasive idea of achieving better governance through greater openness to outside scrutiny, this book shows that transparency can conflict with other 'good governance' values, and that measures to promote it often lead to a tighter control of information.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hood; David Heald
ISBN: 0197263836 9780197263839
OCLC Number: 70173197
Description: xiii, 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I: Transparency as a term, idea, and movement. Transparency in historical perspective / Christopher Hood ; Varieties of transparency / David Heald --
pt. II: Transparency as a problem and solution. Transparency as a human right / Patrick Birkinshaw ; Transparency as an instrumental value / David Heald ; Transparency and the ethics of communication / Onora O'Neill ; The more closely we are watched, the better we behave? / Andrea Prat --
pt. III: Transparency and institutional behaviour. Dashed expectations: governmental adaptation to transparency rules / Alasdair Roberts ; What hope for freedom of information in the UK? / Andrew McDonald ; Member-state budgetary transparency in the economic and monetary union / James D. Savage ; Does transparency make difference? The example of the European Council of Ministers / David Stasavage --
pt. IV: Transparency and information-age technology. Varieties of software and their implications for effective democratic government / L. Jean Camp ; Transparency and digital government / Helen Margetts --
pt. V: Conclusion. Beyond exchanging first principles? Some closing comments / Christopher Hood.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 135.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Hood & David Heald.
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...admirably argued, intellectually stimulating. Alan Alexander, Scottish Affairs

 
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