Open Government in a Theoretical and Practical Context
Richard A. Chapman, Michael Hunt
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Political Science - 164 pages
Combining a stimulating blend of academic authority and senior practitioner experience, this book tackles the principle of openness to official documentation and information flow. It covers important areas such as the Hutton Report into the death of Dr David Kelly, the freedom of speech in democratic societies, the value of the freedom of information and international comparisons.
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