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Blacked out : government secrecy in the information age

Author: Alasdair Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1966, 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 four decades to challenge overreaching Presidents and secretive government agencies. FOIA has also become a model for other nations, spawning similar laws in sixty other countries. Nonetheless, the struggle for openness is far from over. This  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair Roberts
ISBN: 0521858704 9780521858700
OCLC Number: 62307703
Awards: Winner of Charles H. Levine Award, International Political Science Association 2007
Description: xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The glass case --
I. Context --
2. Secrecy and security --
3. Regime change --
4. Message discipline --
5. Soft states --
II. Structure --
6. Opaque networks --
7. The corporate evil --
8. Remote control --
III. Technology --
9. Liquid paper --
IV. Conclusion --
10. The end of the story?
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