Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The Impact and Effectiveness of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives: Freedom of Information

Buy Article:

$52.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Analysis of the impact and effectiveness of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation has been hampered by lack of systematic evidence and conceptual confusion about what kind of right it represents. This article discusses some of the main conceptual parameters of FOI theory, before reviewing the available evidence from a range of studies. It presents case studies of civil‐society activism on FOI in India and South Africa to illustrate the extent to which access to information is having an impact, in particular on socio‐economic conditions. After reviewing the range of approaches used, it concludes that the academic community and the FOI community of practice need to come together to devise robust and rigorous methodologies.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Impact; access to information; effectiveness; freedom of information

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: ); and Senior Research Officer at the DGRU.

Publication date: July 1, 2013

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more