Secrecy reform or secrecy redux? Access to information in the Obama administration
ISBN: 978-0-85724-389-8, eISBN: 978-0-85724-390-4
Publication date: 26 January 2011
On his first full day in office, President Obama issued a Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government (White House, 2009a) committing his Administration to create an unprecedented level of openness in government and indicating his belief that government should be transparent, participatory, and collaborative. This chapter examines the Obama Administration through June 2010, and looks at how closely the administration is hewing to its promises, in the context of the legacy of secrecy it inherited.
McDermott, P. (2011), "Secrecy reform or secrecy redux? Access to information in the Obama administration", Maret, S. (Ed.) Government Secrecy (Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 189-217. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0196-1152(2011)0000019016
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