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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'.
The Morality of Secrecy: the Philosophy and Politics of State Secrecy
Surveillance and Secrecy
The End of Whitehall? Reform of the British Civil Service
Data Protection, Privacy and Limited Rights of Access
Defending the Realm: MI5
The Democratisation of UK Intelligence?
Overseas Experience: FOI in Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Freedom of Information in the UK
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ISBN: 9780333753675 ISBN-10: 0333753674 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 202 Published: 8th March 1999 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1