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Research Handbook on Transparency

Research Handbook on Transparency

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Edited by Padideh Ala’i and Robert G. Vaughn

In the last two decades transparency has become a ubiquitous and stubbornly ambiguous term. Typically understood to promote rule of law, democratic participation, anti-corruption initiatives, human rights, and economic efficiency, transparency can also legitimate bureaucratic power, advance undemocratic forms of governance, and aid in global centralization of power. This path-breaking volume, comprising original contributions on a range of countries and environments, exposes the many faces of transparency by allowing readers to see the uncertainties, inconsistencies and surprises contained within the current conceptions and applications of the term.

Concluding reflections

Edited by Padideh Ala’i and Robert G. Vaughn

Subjects: law - academic, comparative law, constitutional and administrative law, corporate law and governance, corruption and economic crime, information and media law, labour, employment law, regulation and governance

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