Brokering access : power, politics, and freedom of information process in Canada
- Vancouver : UBC Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xxi, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
KE5325 .B76 2012
- Unknown KE5325 .B76 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: On the politics of access to information / Mike Larsen and Kevin Walby
- Sustaining secrecy : executive branch resistance to access to information in Canada / Ann Rees
- Access regimes : provincial freedom of information law across Canada / Gary Dickson
- Flying the secret skies : difficulties in obtaining data on Canadian airport security screening tests following 9/11 / Jim Bronskill
- Access to information in an age of intelligenticized governmentality / Willem de Lint and Reem Bahdi
- Accessing dirty data : methodological strategies for social problems research / Yavar Hameed and Jeffrey Monaghan
- The Freedom of Information Act as a methodological tool : suing the government for data / Matthew G. Yeager
- "He who controls the present, controls the past" : the Canadian security state's imperfect censorship under the Access to Information Act / Steve Hewitt
- Beyond the blue line : researching the policing of aboriginal activism using access to information / Tia Dafnos
- Accessing the state of imprisonment in Canada : information barriers and negotiation strategies / Justin Piché
- Accessing information on streetscape video surveillance in Canada / Sean P. Hier
- Access, administration, and democratic intent / Fred Vallance-Jones
- Access to information : the frustrations--and the hope / dr David McKie
- The quest for electronic data : where Alice meets Monty Python meets Colonel Jessup / Jim Rankin
- Postscript / Susan Legault.
- Publisher's Summary
- Access to information (ATI) is widely regarded as a fundamental democratic right. Yet in Canada there still exists a struggle between the public's quest for accountability and the government's culture of secrecy. Drawing together the perspectives of social scientists, journalists, and ATI advocates, "Brokering Access" explores the policies and practices surrounding access to information at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. This groundbreaking volume is the first of its kind to promote the idea that ATI should be used as a critical research strategy. It is a vital resource for scholars, policy makers, journalists, and anyone who is concerned about access to information and its effect on all Canadians.
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- Publication date
- edited by Mike Larsen and Kevin Walby.
- Issued also in electronic formats.