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Freedom of Information and the Developing World

The Citizen, the State and Models of Openness

  • 1st Edition - December 14, 2009
  • Authors: Colin Darch, Peter G Underwood
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 3 3 4 - 1 4 7 - 5
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 0 6 3 - 0 2 0 - 5

Rather than simply summarising the state of play in African countries and elsewhere, Freedom of Information and the Developing World identifies and makes explicit the assumptions… Read more

Freedom of Information and the Developing World

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Rather than simply summarising the state of play in African countries and elsewhere, Freedom of Information and the Developing World identifies and makes explicit the assumptions about the citizen’s relationship to the state that lie beneath Freedom of Information (FoI) discourse. The book goes on to test them against the reality of the pervasive politics of patronage that characterise much of African practice.