Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age
From the 1980s access to information laws have seen a major expansion around the world. Along with the effort to make governments more transparent there are also tendencies that are creating domains of secrecy – sometimes in shocking ways. Using case studies from around the world, the book presents a fascinating case on how privatization, globalization and networking of security agencies are creating domains of secrecy even in countries with strong access laws.
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I particularly recommend this book for its discussion on how contracting out of government services is undermining access to information laws discussed in Chapter 7.