Government Secrecy

Blacked out: Government secrecy in the information age. New York: Cambridge University Press. Rogers, W. P. (1986). Presidential commission on the space shuttle Challenger accident: Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing ...

Author: Susan Maret

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857243898

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Divided into six sections, this title examines Government secrecy (GS) in a variety of contexts, including comparative examination of government control of information, new definitions, categories, censorship, ethics, and secrecy's relationship with freedom of information and transparency.

Blacked Out

Nearly forty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) giving the public the right to government documents. This book examines the evolution of the move toward openness in government.

Author: Alasdair Scott Roberts

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ISBN: 0511296940

Category: Electronic books

Page: 322

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Nearly forty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) giving the public the right to government documents. This book examines the evolution of the move toward openness in government. It looks at how technology has aided the disclosure and dissemination of information.

Blacked Out

Government Secrecy in the Information Age Alasdair Roberts. BLACKED OUT In 1966 , the U.S. Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA ) , giving the public the right to government documents .

Author: Alasdair Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139448927

Category: Law

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Nearly forty years ago the US 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 the past decades to challenge overreaching Presidents and secretive government agencies. The example of transparency in government has served as an example to nations around the world spawning similar statutes in fifty-nine countries. This 2006 book examines the evolution of the move toward openness in government. It looks at how technology has aided the disclosure and dissemination of information. The author tackles the question of whether the drive for transparency has stemmed the desire for government secrecy and discusses how many governments ignore or frustrate the legal requirements for the release of key documents. Blacked Out is an important contribution during a time where profound changes in the structure of government are changing access to government documents.

Soziologie als M glichkeit

New York: McGraw Hill. Roberts, A. (2006): Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age. New York: Cambridge University Press. Roberts, J. M. (1972): The Mythology of the Secret Societies. London: Secker & Warburg.

Author: Cécile Rol

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531914374

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Georg Simmels "Soziologie" (1908) hat auf die Begrifflichkeit und auf die Methoden des Faches in Deutschland sowie im Ausland tief gewirkt. In diesem Buch, das Simmel fünfzehn Jahre Arbeit abverlangt hat, verbindet sich in der Analyse des Gegenstandes die Konstruktion des soziologischen Blicks mit dessen praktischer Anwendung. Was aber bleibt 100 Jahre später von der "Soziologie"? Wie wird sie von den unterschiedlichen Spezialisten der Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften wahrgenommen? Diese Fragen haben die Herausgeber Geistes- und Gesellschaftswissenschaftlern in unterschiedlichen Ländern gestellt, um zu erfahren, wie sie Simmels "Soziologie" in ihre Arbeit und ihre tägliche Forschungspraxis einbeziehen. Wegen ihrer Konstruktion und ihrer thematischen Vielfalt erweist sich die Soziologie oft als unvollendetes Werk. Die Autoren in diesem Band tragen dieser Unabgeschlossenheit Rechnung, indem auch sie dem Leser keine fertigen Analysen und Konstruktionen, sondern Einblicke in laufende Arbeiten auf verschiedenen Ebenen des gesellschaftlichen Lebens bieten. Damit zeigen sie, wie fruchtbar die "Soziologie" für die zeitgenössischen Untersuchungen der Kultur und der Gesellschaft bleibt, und bieten gleichzeitig eine Einführung in die großen Themen der Disziplin an.

Investigating Operational Incidents in a Military Context

26 National security considerations make the problem of government secrecy even larger. ... by the end of 2004, 59 countries had adopted right to information laws (Alasdair Roberts, Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age ...

Author: David W. Lovell

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004277106

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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The need for robust investigations into military operational incidents is critical to the proper functioning of militaries and to international justice. Investigating Operational Incidents explores the many challenges surrounding such investigations, the emerging international law, and its likely evolution.

Integrity in Government through Records Management

In Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, Roberts explores in detail the secretive nature of almost all governments with regard to the public's right to access.46 Commenting specifically on access to information in ...

Author: James Lowry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317115120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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As a celebration of Anne Thurston’s pioneering work on records and archives management as an essential basis for demonstrating integrity in government, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing archivists to discuss key issues around records as evidence for accountability, transparency and the protection of citizens’ rights. Never before have authors from the developing and developed worlds come together to explore the intersection of records management, public administration and international development. The book covers Thurston’s work, the importance of records management for effective governance and digital records management and preservation in developing countries. Case studies from across Africa enhance the theoretical and practical perspectives taken by the authors. This book is essential reading for scholars and students interested in records management and good governance around the world.

The Secrets of Law

Alisdair Roberts, Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ), . . After the explosive growth of the administrative branch during the New Deal raised concerns about ...

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804783903

Category: Law

Page: 288

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The Secrets of Law explores the ways law both traffics in and regulates secrecy. Taking a close look at the opacity built into legal and governance processes, it explores the ways law produces zones of secrecy, the relation between secrecy and justice, and how we understand the inscrutability of law's processes. The first half of the work examines the role of secrecy in contemporary political and legal practices—including the question of transparency in democratic processes during the Bush Administration, the principle of public justice in England's response to the war on terror, and the evidentiary law of spousal privilege. The second half of the book explores legal, literary, and filmic representations of secrets in law, focusing on how knowledge about particular cases and crimes is often rendered opaque to those attempting to access and decode the information. Those invested in transparency must ultimately cultivate a capacity to read between the lines, decode the illegible, and acknowledge both the virtues and dangers of the unknowable.

Secrets and Democracy

D. Priest and W. Arkin (2011), Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State (New York: Little ... A. Roberts (2006), Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Author: L. Quill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137313010

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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Secrets and Democracy develops a new approach to understanding the centrality of secrecy to political life. From the ancient world to the modern, this book considers the growing importance of secrets, the dilemmas this poses to conceptions of democracy and the challenges that collecting secrets poses to publicity and privacy in the network society.

When Should State Secrets Stay Secret

populations in advanced democracies expect to be informed about the decisions their governments are making on their ... 23 Alasdair Roberts, Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University ...

Author: Genevieve Lester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316240076

Category: Political Science

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Contrary to popular assumption, the development of stronger oversight mechanisms actually leads to greater secrecy rather than the reverse. When Should State Secrets Stay Secret? examines modern trends in intelligence oversight development by focusing on how American oversight mechanisms combine to bolster an internal security system and thus increase the secrecy of the intelligence enterprise. Genevieve Lester uniquely examines how these oversight mechanisms have developed within all three branches of government, how they interact, and what types of historical pivot points have driven change among them. She disaggregates the concept of accountability into a series of specified criteria in order to grapple with these pivot points. This book concludes with a discussion of a series of normative questions, suggesting ways to improve oversight mechanisms based on the analytical criteria laid out in the analysis. It also includes a chapter on the workings of the CIA to which a number of CIA officers contributed.

Information and Power in History

Blacked out: government secrecy in the information age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Robertson, K.G., 1982. Public secrets: a study in the development of government secrecy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author: Ida Nijenhuis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429797880

Category: History

Page: 290

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The relationship between information and power is a relevant subject for all times. Today’s perceived ‘information revolution’ has caused information to become a separate object of study during the last two decades for several disciplines. As the contemporary perspective is dominant, information history as a discipline of its own has not yet crystallized. In bringing together studies around a new research agenda on the relationship between information and power across time and space, presenting various governance regimes, media, materials, and modes of communication, this book forces us to rethink the prospects and challenges for such a new discipline.