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Author Schudson, Michael, author

Title The rise of the right to know : politics and the culture of transparency, 1945-1975 / Michael Schudson
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (348 pages)
Contents A cultural right to know -- Origins of the Freedom of Information Act -- The consumer's right to be informed -- Opening up Congress -- The media's presence -- "To let people know in time" -- Transparency in a transformed democracy -- Disclosure and its discontents
Summary "Modern transparency dates to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s--well before the Internet. Michael Schudson shows how the "right to know" has defined a new era for democracy--less focus on parties and elections, more pluralism and more players, year-round monitoring of government, and a blurring line between politics and society, public and private."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-329) and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Consumer protection -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Environmental impact statements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Freedom of information -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Transparency in government -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 067491578X (electronic bk.)
9780674915787 (electronic bk.)
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