Freedom of Information in the Developing World

Freedom of Information in the Developing World
Author: Colin Darch,Peter Underwood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1066426634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Information in the Developing World Book Review:

Annotation Rather than simply summarising the state of play in African countries and elsewhere, this book identifies and makes explicit the assumptions about the citizen's relationship to the state that lie beneath Freedom of Information (FoI) discourse. The book goes on to test them against the reality of the pervasive politics of patronage that characterise much of African practice.

Freedom of Information and the Developing World

Freedom of Information and the Developing World
Author: Colin Darch,Peter G Underwood
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 1780630204
ISBN 13: 9781780630205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Information and the Developing World Book Review:

Rather than simply summarising the state of play in African countries and elsewhere, Freedom of Information and the Developing World identifies and makes explicit the assumptions about the citizen’s relationship to the state that lie beneath Freedom of Information (FoI) discourse. The book goes on to test them against the reality of the pervasive politics of patronage that characterise much of African practice. Develops a discourse about the concept of FoI Discussion of the human rights claim appropriates the concepts of Hohfeldian analysis for more radical purposes in support of the idea that the state has a duty to implement FoI practices

Freedom of Information Reform in China

Freedom of Information Reform in China
Author: Weibing Xiao
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 113663066X
ISBN 13: 9781136630668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Information Reform in China Book Review:

Freedom of Information (FOI) in China is often perceived as a recent and intriguing phenomenon. This book presents a more complex and detailed understanding of the evolution of FOI in China, using information flow analysis to explore the gradual development of government receptivity to FOI in an information environment through time. The book argues that it is necessary to reassess the widely divergent origins of FOI reform in China, and asserts that social, political and legal factors should have central roles in understanding the development of FOI in China. The book uses information flow analysis to find that FOI reform in China formed part of a much longer process of increased transparency in the Chinese information environment, which gradually shifted from the acceptance of proactive disclosure to that of reactive disclosure. FOI thus has become a beneficiary of this gradual transformation of the Chinese information environment.

105 2 Hearing Implementation Of The Electronic Freedom Of Information Amendments Of 1996 Is Access To Government Information Improving June 9 1998

105 2 Hearing  Implementation Of The Electronic Freedom Of Information Amendments Of 1996  Is Access To Government Information Improving  June 9  1998
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00669726I
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

105 2 Hearing Implementation Of The Electronic Freedom Of Information Amendments Of 1996 Is Access To Government Information Improving June 9 1998 Book Review:

Implementation of the Electronic Freedom of Information Amendments of 1996

Implementation of the Electronic Freedom of Information Amendments of 1996
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PURD:32754069306441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementation of the Electronic Freedom of Information Amendments of 1996 Book Review:

Public Access to Information for Development

Public Access to Information for Development
Author: Victoria L. Lemieux,Stephanie E. Trapnell
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN 10: 1464808805
ISBN 13: 9781464808807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Access to Information for Development Book Review:

With more than 100 right to information (RTI) laws—also called freedom of information or access to information laws—now in place globally, the groundwork has been laid to advance more transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance as a pathway to poverty reduction and economic development. This guide explores the historical development of RTI laws, the factors that drive passage and effective implementation of these laws, the operation of the laws, and the impact of these laws in different country contexts and sectors, as well as the challenges of measuring the contribution of RTI laws to development outcomes. Public Access to Information for Development: A Guide to the Effective Implementation of Right to Information Laws is based on two years of research studying how RTI has been implemented in countries in different regions and with varying income levels. The research has aimed to develop a theoretical framework by which to identify the drivers of effective implementation of RTI laws and to support measurement of effective implementation; the outcomes are discussed. This guide grapples with questions such as the following: • What does it mean to have effectively implemented an RTI law? • What aspects of a law have to be operational before it can be said to have been effectively implemented? • What other factors are most critical to the effective implementation of RTI laws? • Why does effective implementation of RTI matter?

Digital Access and E Government Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries

Digital Access and E Government  Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries
Author: Mothataesi Sebina, Peter Mazebe II
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN 10: 146665869X
ISBN 13: 9781466658691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Access and E Government Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries Book Review:

Access to government information faces many roadblocks in developing and emerging economies due to lack of appropriate legal frameworks and other requisite information laws. However, there is hope that many countries are now recognizing the importance of providing access to public information resources. Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries explores the relationships that exist between access to information laws and e-government. It shares the strategies used in encouraging access to information in a variety of jurisdictions and environments, to be of use to e-government designers and practitioners, policymakers, and university professors.

Freedom of Information Law and Good Governance

Freedom of Information Law and Good Governance
Author: Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030836584
ISBN 13: 9783030836580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Information Law and Good Governance Book Review:

The New Labour Constitution

The New Labour Constitution
Author: Michael Gordon,Adam Tucker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2022-02-10
ISBN 10: 1509924663
ISBN 13: 9781509924660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Labour Constitution Book Review:

The New Labour government first elected in 1997 had a defining influence on the development of the modern UK constitution. This book combines legal and political perspectives to provide a unique assessment of the way in which this major programme of constitutional reform has changed the nature of the UK constitution. The chapters, written by leading experts in UK public law and politics, analyse the impact and legacy of the New Labour reform programme some 20 years on from the 1997 general election, and reveal the ways in which the UK constitution is now, to a significant extent, the 'New Labour constitution'. The book takes a broad approach to exploring the legacy of the New Labour years for the UK constitution. The contributors evaluate a range of specific substantive reforms (including on human rights, devolution, freedom of information, and the judicial system), changes to the process and method of constitutional reform under New Labour, the impact on key institutions (such as the judiciary and Parliament), and a number of wider constitutional themes (including national security, administrative justice, and the relationship between the Labour Party and constitutionalism). The book also reflects on the future challenges for the constitution constructed by New Labour, and the prospects for further constitutional reform. In bringing together this range of perspectives to reflect on the implications of the New Labour era of reform, this book offers a critical examination of a foundational period in the development of the contemporary UK constitution.

The Transparency Fix

The Transparency Fix
Author: Mark Fenster
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 1503602672
ISBN 13: 9781503602670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transparency Fix Book Review:

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? The Transparency Fix 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. The Transparency Fix 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, Mark 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.

The United Nations and Freedom of Expression and Information

The United Nations and Freedom of Expression and Information
Author: Yvonne Donders
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2015-06-11
ISBN 10: 1107083869
ISBN 13: 9781107083868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations and Freedom of Expression and Information Book Review:

Maps the UN legal instruments relevant for the protection and promotion of the rights to freedom of expression and information.

Seminar on Freedom of Information

Seminar on Freedom of Information
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105044090418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seminar on Freedom of Information Book Review:

The Global Public Relations Handbook Revised and Expanded Edition

The Global Public Relations Handbook  Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh,Dejan Vercic
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1135845549
ISBN 13: 9781135845544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Public Relations Handbook Revised and Expanded Edition Book Review:

Expanding on the theoretical framework for studying and practicing public relations around the world, The Global Public Relations Handbook, Revised and Expanded Edition extends the discussion in the first volume on the history, development, and current status of the public relations industry from a global perspective. This revised edition offers twenty new chapters in addition to the original contents. It includes fourteen additional country- or regionally-focused chapters exploring public relations practice in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Contributors use a theoretical framework to present information on the public relations industry in their countries and regions. They also focus on such factors as the status of public relations education in their respective countries and professionalism and ethics. Each country-specific chapter includes a case study typifying public relations practice in that country. Additional new chapters discuss political economy, activism, international public relations, and United Nations public affairs.

Comparative Law and Regulation

Comparative Law and Regulation
Author: Francesca Bignami,David Zaring
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN 10: 1782545611
ISBN 13: 9781782545613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Law and Regulation Book Review:

Governance by regulation – rules propounded and enforced by bureaucracies – is taking a growing share of the sum total of governance. Once thought to be an American phenomenon, it is now a central form of state action in every part of the world, including Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and it is at the core of much international lawmaking. In Comparative Law and Regulation, original contributions by leading scholars in the field focus both on the legal dimension of regulation and on how this dimension operates in those places that have turned to regulation to meet their obligations.

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights
Author: Howard Tumber,Silvio Waisbord
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 1317215133
ISBN 13: 9781317215134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights offers a comprehensive and contemporary survey of the key themes, approaches and debates in the field of media and human rights. The Companion is the first collection to bring together two distinct ways of thinking about human rights and media, including scholarship that examines media as a human right alongside that which looks at media coverage of human rights issues. This international collection of 49 newly written pieces thus provides a unique overview of current research in the field, while also providing historical context to help students and scholars appreciate how such developments depart from past practices. The volume examines the universal principals of freedom of expression, legal instruments, the right to know, media as a human right, and the role of media organisations and journalistic work. It is organised thematically in five parts: Communication, Expression and Human Rights Media Performance and Human Rights: Political Processes Media Performance and Human Rights: News and Journalism Digital Activism, Witnessing and Human Rights Media Representation of Human Rights: Cultural, Social and Political. Individual essays cover an array of topics, including mass-surveillance, LGBT advocacy, press law, freedom of information and children’s rights in the digital age. With contributions from both leading scholars and emerging scholars, the Companion offers an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to media and human rights allowing for international comparisons and varying perspectives. The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights provides a comprehensive introduction to the current field useful for both students and researchers, and defines the agenda for future research.

Development as Freedom

Development as Freedom
Author: Amartya Sen
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN 10: 030787429X
ISBN 13: 9780307874290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development as Freedom Book Review:

By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.

The World s First Freedom of Information Act

The World s First Freedom of Information Act
Author: Juha Mustonen,Anders Chydenius -säätiö
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789529951925
ISBN 13: 9529951922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s First Freedom of Information Act Book Review:

Implementing Electronic Document and Record Management Systems

Implementing Electronic Document and Record Management Systems
Author: Azad Adam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2007-08-24
ISBN 10: 9780849380600
ISBN 13: 084938060X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing Electronic Document and Record Management Systems Book Review:

The global shift toward delivering services online requires organizations to evolve from using traditional paper files and storage to more modern electronic methods. There has however been very little information on just how to navigate this change-until now. Implementing Electronic Document and Record Management Systems explains how to efficiently store and access electronic documents and records in a manner that allows quick and efficient access to information so an organization may meet the needs of its clients. The book addresses a host of issues related to electronic document and records management systems (EDRMS). From starting the project to systems administration, it details every aspect in relation to implementation and management processes. The text also explains managing cultural changes and business process re-engineering that organizations undergo as they switch from paper-based records to electronic documents. It offers case studies that examine how various organizations across the globe have implemented EDRMS. While the task of creating and employing an EDRMS may seem daunting at best, Implementing Electronic Document and Record Management Systems is the resource that can provide you with the direction and guidance you need to make the transition as seamless as possible.

FOIA Update

FOIA Update
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000046857334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FOIA Update Book Review:

Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government

Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government
Author: Kelvin Joseph Bwalya,Stephen M. Mutula
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466684313
ISBN 13: 9781466684317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government Book Review:

The dot-com revolution has brought many advances before unimagined. Of them all, it may be said that none have surpassed e-government in attracting a significant number of researchers and practitioners from around the world. However, the question remains whether everyone is ready to join the e-government movement, or if some are just blindly following the latest trend. Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy and Government touches on several key issues and challenges surrounding the recent e-government boom and offers practical solutions from those who have been a part of implementing e-government programs internationally. Due to its breadth of discussion on a variety of topics relating to the intersection of technology with politics, democracy, and government, this authoritative book is a valuable reference source for professionals, researchers, and students in the field of e-government, information management, or knowledge management.