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By Jan Goldman Ph.D.,Susan L. Maret

Government Secrecy provides the easiest that has been suggestion and written at the topic, together with background and philosophy, idea and perform, justification and critique. via readings, which diversity from Georg Simmel on secrecy and Max Weber on paperwork and secret-keeping, to post-9/11 issues concerning freedom of data and presidential secrecy, it allows readers to discover the problems and questions that encompass the government's correct to maintain helpful secrets―or not.

This assortment, and the varied views it represents, will have interaction scholars and different events in a dialogue of the benefits―and dangers―of executive secrecy. the gathering is designed to generate questions concerning historic accuracy of presidency details, info ethics, specialist neutrality, possession of data, public correct to details, nationwide protection, and transparency. The essays discover the standards and stipulations for presidency secret-keeping, in addition to contributing to public and educational dialogue of the position of secrets and techniques in democracies.

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