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The U.S. Freedom of Information Act at 50

By: Hopkins, W. Wat(Edited by)

036753004X / 9780367530044
Paperback / softback
342.730853
01/05/2020
Published 01/05/2020
United Kingdom
174 x 246 mm 148 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More Undergraduate

The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which recently turned 50, has been hailed as the primary means by which US citizens can know about how their governors operate in a democratic republic.

Recently, however, it has been criticized as ineffective because it is cumbersome and full of loopholes.

This book examines the role and effectiveness of the FOIA, comparing the FOIA world with the pre-FOIA world, rating its effectiveness compared to other access laws internationally, examining ways in which it can be improved, and questioning whether it should be dismantled and replaced.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Communication Law and Policy.

BIC:

1KBB USA, LNDF Freedom of information law

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