Research Handbook on Transparency

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Research Handbook on Transparency

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Publication Date

2014

Abstract

" In the last two decades transparency has become a ubiquitous and stubbornly ambiguous term. Typically understood to promote rule of law, democratic participation, anti-corruption initiatives, human rights, and economic efficiency, transparency can also legitimate bureaucratic power, advance undemocratic forms of governance, and aid in global centralization of power. This path-breaking volume, comprising original contributions on a range of countries and environments, exposes the many faces of transparency by allowing readers to see the uncertainties, inconsistencies and surprises contained within the current conceptions and applications of the term."

ISBN

978 1 78100 793 8

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION PART I FRAMEWORKS FOR TRANSPARENCY

  1. Transparency and Closure H. Patrick Glenn
  2. The Relationship between Transparency, Whistleblowing and Public Trust A. J. Brown, Wim Vandekerckhove and Suelette Dreyfus
  3. Exploring the Legal Architecture of Transparency Elizabeth Fisher
  4. The Associations of Judicial Transparency with Administrative Transparency Robert G. Vaughn PART II CULTURAL AND NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSPARENCY
  5. Opposing Legal Transparency in Dynastic China: The Persuasive Logic of Confucianist Views on Legal Opaqueness John W. Head
  6. Transparency and the Shi’i Clerical Elite Haider Al Hamoudi
  7. Transparency under Dispute: Public Relations, Bureaucracy, and Democracy in Mexico Irma Eréndira Sandoval
  8. When Transparency Meets Politics: The Case of Mexico’s Electoral Ballots John Mill Ackerman
  9. The Role of the Courts in China’s Progress Toward Transparency Liu Wenjing PART III. LEGAL APPROACHES TO TRANSPARENCY
  10. The History of Government Transparency Daniel J. Metcalfe
  11. The Long and Winding Road to Transparency in the UK Shonali Routray
  12. Transparency in Policymaking—The (Mostly) Laudable Example of the U.S. Rulemaking System Jeffrey S. Lubbers
  13. Faux Transparency: Ethics, Privacy, and the Demise of the STOCK Act’s Massive Online Disclosure of Employees’ Finances Kathleen Clark and Cheryl Embree PART IV. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY
  14. Transparency at the World Bank Daniel J. Metcalfe
  15. The Emerging Norm of Transparency in International Environmental Governance David B. Hunter
  16. Transparency in International Economic Relations and the Role of the WTO Padideh Ala'i & Matthew D'Orsi Index

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Research Handbook on Transparency

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