Thursday, December 11, 2003 excellent FOI resource

The website is one the best websites offering an overview of FOI worldwide. It is maintained by Alasdair Roberts, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Syracuse University, NY.

The website includes a database of information requests submitted under Canadian FOI. UK public authorities can learn from the types of requests made in Canada by using the database - well worth a look.

There is also a wide range of free research papers to download.

There is a free book to download called "National Security and Open Government: Striking the right balance", including a chapter entitled National Security and Open Government in the United Kingdom

Another part of the site worth bookmarking is the links page, covering FOI around the world

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