The Resource Keeping government secrecy safe : beyond whack-a-mole, Deirdre M. Curtin

Keeping government secrecy safe : beyond whack-a-mole, Deirdre M. Curtin

Label
Keeping government secrecy safe : beyond whack-a-mole
Title
Keeping government secrecy safe
Title remainder
beyond whack-a-mole
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre M. Curtin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of secrecy as a mechanism for not providing government information, on the one hand, and the commitment to openness of government, on the other, reflect certain historical understandings of the relationship between a government, citizens, officials and information. Within democratic systems of government secrecy has been an essential ingredient irrespective of the existence or otherwise of a written Constitution (eg. US and the UK). The transparency 'explosion' of recent decades both in rhetoric and in law has been matched by a parallel growth in secrecy regulation and practice at all levels of government, including, in Europe, supranational government (the EU). Leaking has always had a symbiotic relationship with secrecy. What has changed in the information age is that (leaked) information can be shared right across the globe through the Internet in an unstoppable fashion (Wikileaks). This lecture focuses on the understudied phenomenon of government secrecy, its nature, structure, categories and its multiple layers. These are explored from the perspective of (representative) democracy and of constitutional law. The basic argument is that secrets can be protected more effectively and more legitimately if government secrecy is reduced overall. This will mean more 'shallow' (less deep) secrets, refining access control and introducing second order disclosure requirements in the context of institutional checks and balances
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Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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Curtin, Deirdre
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Max Weber Programme
Series statement
  • EUI working papers. MWP LS
  • EUI papers
Series volume
2011/07
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  • Official secrets
  • Transparency in government
  • Government information
  • National security
Label
Keeping government secrecy safe : beyond whack-a-mole, Deirdre M. Curtin
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18641
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Publication
Note
Keywords: Secrecy; openness; leaking; national security; administrative rationale; European Union; internal security; checks and balances
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb16992076
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
15 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851515815
Label
Keeping government secrecy safe : beyond whack-a-mole, Deirdre M. Curtin
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18641
Publication
Note
Keywords: Secrecy; openness; leaking; national security; administrative rationale; European Union; internal security; checks and balances
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb16992076
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
15 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)851515815

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