Transparency in Global Change: The Vanguard of the Open Society

Transparency in Global Change: The Vanguard of the Open Society

by Burkart Holzner, Leslie Holzner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822958953

ISBN-13: 9780822958956

Pub. Date: 01/20/2005

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Transparency in Global Change examines the quest for information exchange in an increasingly international, open society.  Recent transformations in governments and cultures have brought about a surge in the pursuit of knowledge in areas of law, trade, professions, investment, education, and medical practice—among others.  Technological advancements

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Transparency in Global Change examines the quest for information exchange in an increasingly international, open society.  Recent transformations in governments and cultures have brought about a surge in the pursuit of knowledge in areas of law, trade, professions, investment, education, and medical practice—among others.  Technological advancements in communications, led by the United States, and public access to information fuel the phenomenon of transparency.  This rise in transparency parallels a diminution of secrecy—though, as Burkart and Leslie Holzner point out, secrecy continues to exist on many levels.  Based on current events and historical references in literature and the social sciences, Transparency in Global Change focuses on the turning points of information cultures, such as scandals, that lead to pressure for transparency.  Moreover, the Holzners illuminate byproducts of transparency—debate, insight, and impetus for change, as transparency exposes the moral corruptions of dictatorship, empire, and inequity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958956
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
01/20/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The culture shift to transparency1
2The rise of transparency : some historical turning points12
3Perspectives on transparency linking several fields of knowledge to one social fact47
4Information cultures in transformation : the secrecy and the transparency syndromes in global change83
5Transparency in the world114
6Global civil society, transparency, and the social system change162
7Corporate governance and transparency : from exuberance to scandals to reform204
8The changing architecture of information values in health systems241
9Historical transparency282
10Global change and the open society330

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