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Title: Citizen or subject? : freedom of information and the informed citizen in a democracy
Author: Brooke, H.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5989 5582
Awarding Body: City, University of London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2016
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Information is the essence of democracy and the lynchpin of power-ownership. Possession and control of information allows us to demarcate who controls or influences the political system. Freedom of Information (FOI), rooted in Enlightenment values, contains within it a key principle of democracy that there must be access to information (and knowledge) for all equally. My approach in my 25-year journalistic career has been to use FOI as a means of testing the promise and practice of democracy. It serves here as a ‘canary in the coalmine’ to measure how well citizens can access the political system.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: JN101 Great Britain