Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2015

216 Pages | 8 Diagrams, 11 Tables

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719097188

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Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act


edited by Maura Adshead and Tom Felle

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides an essential guide to the operation of the new FOI Act in Ireland as well as an overview of the operation of the first fifteen years of the legislation since its introduction in 1998
  • Makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the significance of FOI legislation in democratic states as a tool for governmental accountability and citizen empowerment, and grounds this in the context of Irish approaches to politics and policy since the foundation of the state
  • Develops the political dimension to studies of FOI as a mechanism for government reform DS creating an important addition to texts which currently examine the legislation via an exclusively legal framework
  • Likely to be a core text for students of politics and public administration; journalism, media and communications; law; and as an important reference for policy makers, civil society and other interested parties
  • Includes contributions from important national figures, including newspaper and broadcast journalists

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