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The Resource Troubling transparency : the history and future of freedom of information, edited by David E. Pozen and Michael Schudson

Troubling transparency : the history and future of freedom of information, edited by David E. Pozen and Michael Schudson

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Troubling transparency : the history and future of freedom of information
Title
Troubling transparency
Title remainder
the history and future of freedom of information
Statement of responsibility
edited by David E. Pozen and Michael Schudson
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, transparency is a widely heralded value, and the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is often held up as one of the transparency movement's canonical achievements. Yet while many view the law as a powerful tool for journalists, activists, and ordinary citizens to pursue the public good, FOIA is beset by massive backlogs, and corporations and the powerful have become adept at using it for their own interests. Close observers of laws like FOIA have begun to question whether these laws interfere with good governance, display a deleterious anti-public-sector bias, or are otherwise inadequate for the twenty-first century's challenges. [This book analyzes] freedom of information policies in the United States and abroad--how they are working, how they are failing, and how they might be improved. Contributors investigate the creation of FOIA; its day-to-day uses and limitations for the news media and for corporate and citizen requesters; its impact on government agencies; its global influence; recent alternatives to the FOIA model raised by the emergence of "open data" and other approaches to transparency; and the theoretical underpinnings of FOIA and the right to know. In addition to examining the mixed legacy and effectiveness of FOIA, contributors debate how best to move forward to improve access to information and government functioning."--
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Pozen, David E.
  • Schudson, Michael
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  • United States.
  • Freedom of information
  • Government information
  • Public records
  • Freedom of information
  • Government information
  • Public records
  • United States
Label
Troubling transparency : the history and future of freedom of information, edited by David E. Pozen and Michael Schudson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780231545808
Lccn
2017061191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835507
Label
Troubling transparency : the history and future of freedom of information, edited by David E. Pozen and Michael Schudson
Publication
Copyright
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
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780231545808
Lccn
2017061191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019835507

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