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    The impact of the Freedom of Information Act on central government in the UK: does freedom of information work?

    Hazell, R. and Worthy, Benjamin and Glover, M. (2010) The impact of the Freedom of Information Act on central government in the UK: does freedom of information work? Understanding Governance. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230250345.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The UK Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 was passed with the intention of making government more transparent, accountable and effective. It has led to a number of high-profile stories, from MPs' expenses to Heathrow expansion and the Cabinet minutes on Iraq. The authors ask: has FOI worked? This book is the first systematic evaluation of FOI anywhere in the world. It evaluates the performance of the Act against its objectives, and its impact on Whitehall. The book draws upon evidence from interviews with officials, plus FOI requesters and journalists as well as stories in the national press. Each chapter draws on case studies to make particular points and bring the study to life. It also compares developments in the UK to those in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centre: British Politics and Public Life, Centre for the Study of
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 13:45
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:24
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8694

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