This forthcoming book may be of interest to blog readers:
Transparency: The Key to Better Governance (Proceedings of the British Academy) Edited by Christopher Hood, Gladstone Professor of Government, Oxford University and David Heald, Professor of Financial Management, University of Sheffield
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'Transparency' is widely canvassed as a key to better governance, increasing trust in public-office holders. But transparency is more often preached than practised, more often referred to than defined, and more often advocated than critically analysed. This volume exposes this fashionable doctrine to critical scrutiny from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including political science, philosophy and economics.