Open Government in a Theoretical and Practical Context

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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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Contents

The Freedom of Information Act The First Three Months
11
Local Government and Access to Information
33
Judgment Leadership and Open Government
55
The Role
69
A Perspective from the Committee
83
Where we Were
99
Freedom of Information and its Impact on Archives
111
Electronic Government
125
Open Government in a Theoretical and Practical Context
139
A Background Note
149
Index
155
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Richard A. Chapman is Emeritus Professor of Politics and Honorary Research Fellow at Durham Business School, Durham University, UK. Michael Hunt is Senior Lecturer in Public Administration at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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