Penny Leonard

in Promoting welfare?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344885
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303091 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the broader issues that concern information. It first summarises why the information policy was chosen as a way to understand the attitudes towards — and definitions of — citizenship. This is followed by a section on governments' attitudes to information in a ‘culture of secrecy’. It also talks about the nature of the concept and if it can be considered as a public good.

Keywords: information; information policy; government attitudes; secrecy; public good

Chapter.  5968 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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