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Book review: the rise of the right to know: politics and the culture of transparency, 1945-1975 by Michael Schudson

Horten, Monica (2016) Book review: the rise of the right to know: politics and the culture of transparency, 1945-1975 by Michael Schudson. LSE Review of Books (15 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How has governmental and corporate transparency become a fundamental element of political culture? In The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945-1975, Michael Schudson provides a historical account of how information disclosure by governments and corporations has emerged as an integral part of public life in the second half of the twentieth century. As freedom of information is seen to be a crucial means of holding policymakers to account, the need to understand its history and development makes this book an essential read for anyone researching politics and open government, writes Monica Horten.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 14:47
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66092

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