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The Resource Blacked out : government secrecy in the information age, Alasdair Roberts

Blacked out : government secrecy in the information age, Alasdair Roberts

Label
Blacked out : government secrecy in the information age
Title
Blacked out
Title remainder
government secrecy in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Alasdair Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1966, the U.S. Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), giving the public the right to government documents. This "right to know" has been used over four decades to challenge overreaching Presidents and secretive government agencies. FOIA has also become a model for other nations, spawning similar laws in sixty other countries. Nonetheless, the struggle for openness is far from over. This book describes the tactics that politicians and bureaucrats around the world have used to preserve government secrecy. It explains how profound changes in the structure of government - privatization of public services, the rise of powerful international organizations, the growth of tightly knit networks of security agencies - are complicating campaigns for openness. The complex effects of new information technologies - sometimes enhancing openness, sometimes creating new barriers to transparency - are also described. Blacked Out provides an invaluable overview of the challenges confronting the new global movement for open government."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Alasdair
Dewey number
323.445
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1525.S4
LC item number
R17 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Official secrets
  • Freedom of information
  • Transparency in government
  • Government information
  • Secrecy
Label
Blacked out : government secrecy in the information age, Alasdair Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-301) 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
Contents
1. The glass case -- I. Context -- 2. Secrecy and security -- 3. Regime change -- 4. Message discipline -- 5. Soft states -- II. Structure -- 6. Opaque networks -- 7. The corporate evil -- 8. Remote control -- III. Technology -- 9. Liquid paper -- IV. Conclusion -- 10. The end of the story?
Control code
62307703
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780521858700
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006295880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521858700
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Blacked out : government secrecy in the information age, Alasdair Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-301) 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
Contents
1. The glass case -- I. Context -- 2. Secrecy and security -- 3. Regime change -- 4. Message discipline -- 5. Soft states -- II. Structure -- 6. Opaque networks -- 7. The corporate evil -- 8. Remote control -- III. Technology -- 9. Liquid paper -- IV. Conclusion -- 10. The end of the story?
Control code
62307703
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780521858700
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006295880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521858700
Other physical details
illustrations

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