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Secrecy and Open Government

Why Governments Want You to Know

  • Authors
  • K.¬†G.¬†Robertson
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 1-7
  3. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 25-39
  4. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 57-66
  5. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 79-84
  6. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 85-95
  7. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 97-109
  8. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 111-124
  9. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 141-156
  10. K. G. Robertson
    Pages 157-160
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 161-202

About this book

Introduction

Does the Labour Government's commitment to Freedom of Information mean the end of excessive secrecy in the UK? Why has Britain finally decided to join the many other countries that enjoy a 'right to know'? This book places the current UK debate over open government in its political context. Robertson argues that just as secrecy reflected the interests of the powerful, so too does freedom of information. This is a radical and challenging alternative to the conventional view that open government is concerned with empowering 'the people'.

Keywords

freedom government information intelligence liberty mortality philosophy politics privacy reform service state

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