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Open access: Christopher Hood on “WikiLeaks World”

To mark International Right to Know Day (September 28), Governance is providing open access to the lead commentary in the new issue of Governance (24.4, October 2011).  Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government at University of Oxford, examines the rise of WikiLeaks World, in which transparency comes from direct action rather than official machinery for releasing or publishing information.  The WikiLeaks phenomenon “represents a new chapter in the transparency story,” Hood argues.  But there may be unexpected consequences, as governments “ramp up their spin operations” to maintain control over the public agenda.  Read the commentary now.

Written by Governance

September 28, 2011 at 5:51 am

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