Government Transparency

Impacts and Unintended Consequences

  • Tero Erkkilä

Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Transparency and Central Steering

  4. Organizational Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
  5. Conclusions

    1. Tero Erkkilä
      Pages 220-229
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 230-279

About this book


Transparency has become a global concept of responsible government. This book argues that the transnational discourse of transparency promotes potentially contradictory policy ideas that can lead to unintended consequences. It critically examines whether or not increased transparency really leads to increased democratic accountability.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Tero Erkkilä
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political and Economic StudiesUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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