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Transparency in politics and the media : accountability and open government

Transparency in politics and the media : accountability and open government

Author: Nigel Bowles; James Hamilton; David A L Levy
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
Series: RISJ challenges.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Increasingly governments around the world are experimenting with initiatives in transparency or 'open government'. These involve a variety of measures including the announcement of more user-friendly government websites, greater access to government data, the extension of freedom of information legislation and broader attempts to involve the public in government decision making. However, the role of the media in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Transparency in politics and the media.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Bowles; James Hamilton; David A L Levy
ISBN: 0857723154 9780857723154 9781306171540 1306171547 0857734598 9780857734594
OCLC Number: 864851324
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 238 pages .).
Contents: Origins of the Freedom of Information Act in the United States / Michael Schudson --
Impact of transparency on accountability / Peter Riddell --
The impact of the Freedom of Information Act in the UK / Benjamin Worthy and Robert Hazell --
Valuing transparency in government and media / Patrick Birkinshaw --
Transparencies / John Lloyd --
Transparency and public policy: where open government fails accountability / Sarah Cohen --
Truth vigilantes: on journalism and transparency / Philip Bennett --
Data and transparency: perils and progress / Jennifer LaFleur --
The transparency opportunity: holding power to account --
or making power accountable? / Paul Bradshaw --
Data, data everywhere: open data versus big data in the quest of transparency / Helen Margetts --
Corporations and transparency: improving consumer markets and increasing public accountability / Joel Gurin and Beth Simone Noveck --
The rise of NGOs and nonprofit media / Charles Lewis --
Keeping American accountability journalism alive / Leonard Downie Jr.
Series Title: RISJ challenges.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Bowles, James T. Hamilton and David A.L. Levy.


This volume analyses the challenges and opportunities presented to journalists as they attempt to hold governments accountable in an era of professed transparency.  Read more...


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