Secrets and Democracy: from arcana imperii to Wikileaks

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Secrets and Democracy: from arcana imperii to Wikileaks

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As governments actively collect and analyze more information about their populations than ever before, citizens struggle to defend their privacy, and to determine which state secrets are legitimate and which are not. Jurisdictional complexity, the inability of representatives to gain access to relevant information, citizens’ relative lack of expertise, and the partisanship that exists between different government agencies make oversight difficult. Secrecy and Democracy considers afresh the role that secrets plays within liberal democracies and the impact this has on the public’s ‘right to know,’ the individual’s ‘right to privacy,’ and the government’s penchant for secrecy and data collection. Department of Political Science

ISBN

978-0230367777

DOI

10.1057/9781137313010

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

London and New York

Disciplines

American Politics | Political Science

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Lawrence Quill

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