Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Free download: How Freedom of Information has changed UK government

September 28 is International Right to Know Day.  To mark the day, Governance is providing free access to an article in its new issue (23.4, October 2010).  Ben Worthy examines how the UK Freedom of Information Act, which went into force in January 2005, has changed UK central government.  Worthy says that the law has improved transparency and accountability but that several secondary objectives — such as improved trust and public understanding of government decisions — have not been achieved.  “These goals were not realistic,” says Worthy, “The political environment presents too many obstacles” to their achievement.  Download the article for free.

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September 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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