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Privacy and secrecy: Public reserve and the handling of the BP Gulf oil disaster

Government Secrecy

ISBN: 978-0-85724-389-8, eISBN: 978-0-85724-390-4

Publication date: 26 January 2011

Abstract

In this chapter, the post-disaster handling of the British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is analyzed according to the concept of “Public Reserve.” Public Reserve extends the theory of privacy from the individual into the context of corporate behavior and environmental regulation and management by government. Secrecy is viewed as a form of privacy.

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Edelstein, M.R. (2011), "Privacy and secrecy: Public reserve and the handling of the BP Gulf oil disaster", Maret, S. (Ed.) Government Secrecy (Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 23-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0196-1152(2011)0000019006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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