Government Transparency: Impacts and Unintended Consequences

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

byT. Erkkilä

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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.

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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.

TERO ERKKILÄ is Lecturer in Political Science at the Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300057

ISBN - 13:9780230300057

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Table of 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