Open Government in a Theoretical and Practical Context

Open Government in a Theoretical and Practical Context

by Richard A. Chapman, Michael C. Hunt
     
 

Combining a stimulating blend of academic authority and senior practitioner experience, this book tackles the principle of openness to official documentation and information flow. Covering important areas such as The Hutton report into the death of Dr David Kelly, the freedom of speech in democratic societies, the value of the freedom of information and international… See more details below

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Combining a stimulating blend of academic authority and senior practitioner experience, this book tackles the principle of openness to official documentation and information flow. Covering important areas such as The Hutton report into the death of Dr David Kelly, the freedom of speech in democratic societies, the value of the freedom of information and international comparisons, this book is a must read for courses on public policy and governance and information law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754646426
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Open government and freedom of information1
2The Freedom of Information Act - the first three months11
3The potential benefits of freedom of information17
4Local government and access to information33
5The principle of complementarity : freedom of information, public accountability and whistleblowing43
6The Hutton report : judgment, leadership and open government55
7Freedom with or freedom of information : the role of 'special advisers' in British central government69
8Openness : a perspective from the committee on standards in public life83
9Freedom of information : where we were, where we are (and why), where we are going (and how)99
10Freedom of information and its impact on archives111
11Freedom with information : electronic government, information intensity and challenges to citizenship125
12Open government in a theoretical and practical context139
A background note : the House of Commons and the Freedom of Information Act 2000149

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