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The Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on Central Government in the UK : Does FOI Work? - Robert Hazell

The Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on Central Government in the UK

Does FOI Work?

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Published: 11th August 2010
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Based on interviews with officials, requesters and journalists, as well as a survey of FOI requesters and a study of stories in the national media, this book offers a unique insight into how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 really works.

Freedom of Information in Theory
Introduction
What are the Objectives of FOI?
Whitehall and Freedom of Information
Assessing the Impact of FOI in Britain
Freedom of Information in Practice
How FOI Works
Has FOI Led to more Transparent Government?
The Culture of Secrecy
Has FOI Increased Government Accountability?
Civil Service Neutrality
Ministerial Accountability
Effective Government and the Quality of Decision-making
The Cabinet System of Government
Has FOI Increased Public Understanding of Government Decision-making?
Has FOI Led to Increased Trust in Government?
Has FOI Led to Increased Participation in the Political Process?
Has FOI Met its Objectives?
Conclusion
Appendices
How Does the UK FOI Perform against Legislation in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand?
The Requester
Ladder of Openness and Participation
Methods
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780230250345
ISBN-10: 0230250343
Series: Understanding Governance
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 11th August 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1