January 2009
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The Public Manager

Targeted Transparency

Monday, January 5, 2009

Transparency is a fundamental component of democratic government.

It concerns the right of citizens to know about the activities of


their government. Transparency policies have expanded to protect

against institutional corruption, a notion that underlies Louis Brandeiss famous

quote: Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.


Recently, transparency policy has evolved into what my colleagues

Archon Fung, Mary Graham, and I call in our research targeted transparency.

Targeted transpa

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