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The Resource The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information, Mark Fenster

The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information, Mark Fenster

Label
The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information
Title
The transparency fix
Title remainder
secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information
Statement of responsibility
Mark Fenster
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is the government too secret or not secret enough? Why is there simultaneously too much government secrecy and a seemingly endless procession of government leaks? Mark Fenster asserts that we incorrectly assume that government information can be controlled. The same impulse that drives transparency movements also drives secrecy advocates. They all hold the mistaken belief that government information can either be released or kept secure on command. Fenster argues for a reformation in our assumptions about secrecy and transparency. The world did not end because Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and Edward Snowden released classified information. But nor was there a significant political change. "Transparency" has become a buzzword, while secrecy is anathema. Using a variety of real-life examples to examine how government information actually flows, Fenster describes how the legal regime's tenuous control over state information belies both the promise and peril of transparency. He challenges us to confront the implausibility of controlling government information and shows us how the contemporary obsession surrounding transparency and secrecy cannot radically change a state that is defined by so much more than information
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
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Fenster, Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transparency in government
  • Freedom of information
  • Official secrets
  • Government information
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Freedom of information
  • Government information
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Official secrets
  • Transparency in government
  • United States
Label
The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information, Mark Fenster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781503601710
Lccn
2017001368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)966881630
Label
The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information, Mark Fenster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781503601710
Lccn
2017001368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)966881630

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