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The Resource Government transparency : impacts and unintended consequences, Tero Erkkila, (electronic book)

Government transparency : impacts and unintended consequences, Tero Erkkila, (electronic book)

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Government transparency : impacts and unintended consequences
Title
Government transparency
Title remainder
impacts and unintended consequences
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Tero Erkkila
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eng
Summary
  • Transparency has become a global concept of responsible government. This book argues that the transnational discourse of transparency promotes potentially contradictory policy ideas that can lead to unintended consequences. It critically examines whether or not increased transparency really leads to increased democratic accountability.
  • In this analytically powerful study, Tero Erkkila deftly traces the rise of calls for government transparency and information flows in the Nordic countries. His compelling explanations offer novel insights into the nexus of knowledge and governance. Most highly recommended. James H. Mittelman, University Professor of International Affairs, American University 'This important book is compulsory reading for anyone interested in issues of trust and accountability in public administration, or simply concerned about the future of democracy.'N Niilo Kauppi, Research Professor, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, France) Public management and performance management reform have had a deep impact on public administration. One of the ironies of such reform, as Tero Erkkila shows in this intriguing study, is that it jeopardizes access to public documents and government transparency. Erkkila argues that Finland has experienced a shift from a welfare state to a competitive state and that this development has included a commodification of publically held information and access to such information. The strength of his study is the combination of detailed analysis without losing sight of the big questions. Jon Pierre, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenberg
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Erkkilä, Tero
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Government information
  • Transparency in government
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Amid economic globalization, the issues of trust and efficiency have become increasingly pressing, as transparency has more and more become a goal of responsible government. There are new calls for transparency and openness in trust-based forms of participatory governance. This book argues that the transnational discourse of transparency promotes potentially contradictory policy ideas that can lead to unintended consequences and paradoxes in governance and accountability. In analyzing the institutional developments in the Nordic context, the study claims that there is a new economic understanding of access to government information as a result of the policies related to transparency. Government Transparency critically examines whether or not increased transparency really leads to increased democratic accountability
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Government transparency : impacts and unintended consequences, Tero Erkkila, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Including bibliographical references (p. 235-262) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: BACKGROUND AND THEORY Introduction Paradoxes and Unintended Consequences of Transparency PART II: TRANSPARENCY AND CENTRAL STEERING Transparency and Ideational Changes: Nordic Openness as a Policy Discourse Transparency and Institutions of Public Accountability PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS NPM, Budget Transparency and Census Information New Domains of Openness and Transparency: Performing Foreign Affairs PART IV Conclusions Bibliography
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9781137035547
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137035592
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Government transparency : impacts and unintended consequences, Tero Erkkila, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Including bibliographical references (p. 235-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: BACKGROUND AND THEORY Introduction Paradoxes and Unintended Consequences of Transparency PART II: TRANSPARENCY AND CENTRAL STEERING Transparency and Ideational Changes: Nordic Openness as a Policy Discourse Transparency and Institutions of Public Accountability PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS NPM, Budget Transparency and Census Information New Domains of Openness and Transparency: Performing Foreign Affairs PART IV Conclusions Bibliography
Control code
9781137035547
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137035592
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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