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Research Handbook on Transparency

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Edited by: Padideh Ala'i, Robert G. Vaughn

ISBN13: 9781783477852
Published: February 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.00



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In recent years the concept of transparency has received much attention, but few have approached the topic from a critical standpoint. This Handbook explores the different meanings and applications of transparency and their many implications.

The expert contributors identify the goals, purposes and ramifications of transparency while presenting both its advantages and shortcomings. Through this framework, they explore transparency from a number of international and comparative perspectives.

Some chapters emphasize cultural and national aspects of the issue, with country-specific examples from China, Mexico, the US and the UK, while others focus on transparency within global organizations such as the World Bank and the WTO.

A number of relevant legal considerations are also discussed, including freedom of information laws, financial disclosure of public officials and whistleblower protection.

A diverse and unique volume, the Research Handbook on Transparency will prove an essential reference for scholars, policy makers, practitioners and legal reform advocates.

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Subjects:
Comparative Law
Contents:
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
PART I. FRAMEWORKS FOR TRANSPARENCY
1. Transparency and ClosureH. Patrick Glenn
2. The Relationship between Transparency, Whistleblowing and Public TrustA. J. Brown, Wim Vandekerckhove and Suelette Dreyfus
3. Exploring the Legal Architecture of TransparencyElizabeth Fisher
4. The Associations of Judicial Transparency with Administrative TransparencyRobert G. Vaughn
PART II. CULTURAL AND NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSPARENCY
5. Opposing Legal Transparency in Dynastic China: The Persuasive Logic of Confucianist Views on Legal OpaquenessJohn W. Head
6. Transparency and the Shi'i Clerical EliteHaider Al Hamoudi
7. Transparency under Dispute: Public Relations, Bureaucracy, and Democracy in MexicoIrma Erendira Sandoval
8. When Transparency Meets Politics: The Case of Mexico's Electoral BallotsJohn Mill Ackerman
9. The Role of the Courts in China's Progress Toward TransparencyLiu Wenjing
PART III. LEGAL APPROACHES TO TRANSPARENCY
10. The History of Government TransparencyDaniel J. Metcalfe
11. The Long and Winding Road to Transparency in the UKShonali Routray
12. Transparency in Policymaking-The (Mostly) Laudable Example of the U.S. Rulemaking SystemJeffrey S. Lubbers
13. Faux Transparency: Ethics, Privacy, and the Demise of the STOCK Act's Massive Online Disclosure of Employees' Finances Kathleen Clark and Cheryl Embree
PART IV. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY
14. Transparency at the World BankDaniel J. Metcalfe
15. The Emerging Norm of Transparency in International Environmental GovernanceDavid B. Hunter
16. Transparency in International Economic Relations and the Role of the WTOPadideh Ala'i & Matthew D'Orsi
Index