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The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information, Mark Fenster

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The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information
Title
The transparency fix
Title remainder
secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information
Statement of responsibility
Mark Fenster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is the government too secret or not secret enough? Why is there simultaneously too much government secrecy and a seemingly endless procession of government leaks? Mark Fenster asserts that we incorrectly assume that government information can be controlled. The same impulse that drives transparency movements also drives secrecy advocates. They all hold the mistaken belief that government information can either be released or kept secure on command. Fenster argues for a reformation in our assumptions about secrecy and transparency. The world did not end because Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and Edward Snowden released classified information. But nor was there a significant political change. "Transparency" has become a buzzword, while secrecy is anathema. Using a variety of real-life examples to examine how government information actually flows, Fenster describes how the legal regime's tenuous control over state information belies both the promise and peril of transparency. He challenges us to confront the implausibility of controlling government information and shows us how the contemporary obsession surrounding transparency and secrecy cannot radically change a state that is defined by so much more than information.--
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Fenster, Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Transparency in government
  • Freedom of information
  • Official secrets
  • Government information
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
Label
The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information, Mark Fenster
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the transparent state we want but can't have -- Liberating the family jewels : "free" information and "open" government in the post-war legal imaginary -- Supplementing the transparency fix : innovations in the wake of law's inadequacies -- Transparency's limits : balancing the open and secret state -- The uncontrollable state -- The impossible archive of government information -- Disclosure's effects? -- The implausibility of information control -- The disappointments of megaleaks -- Conclusion : the West Wing, the West Wing, and abandoning the informational fix
Control code
ocn966881630
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781503602663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966881630
Label
The transparency fix : secrets, leaks, and uncontrollable government information, Mark Fenster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : the transparent state we want but can't have -- Liberating the family jewels : "free" information and "open" government in the post-war legal imaginary -- Supplementing the transparency fix : innovations in the wake of law's inadequacies -- Transparency's limits : balancing the open and secret state -- The uncontrollable state -- The impossible archive of government information -- Disclosure's effects? -- The implausibility of information control -- The disappointments of megaleaks -- Conclusion : the West Wing, the West Wing, and abandoning the informational fix
Control code
ocn966881630
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781503602663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966881630

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