Transparency Measures in an International Context

  • Luke Justin HeemsbergenEmail author
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Contextually accurate modes of assessing the openness, accessibility, and value of government and third-party disclosures which can shape political, economic, and social realities.


While transparency continues to be, prima facie, tied to good governance, accountability, and democratic process itself, current debates have shifted to efficacy and questioning the political assumptions baked into what transparency is and how it is accomplished in specific contexts. That is to say that specific forms that transparency takes in governance vary considerably in both normative and methodological planes depending on the context. Contextually accurate modes of assessing the openness, accessibility, and value of government and third-party public disclosures, which can shape political, economic, and social realities, are at the core of international measures of transparency. However, the unique forms of transparency and how to measure them remain a complex question and one...


Good Governance International Context Public Disclosure Credit Rating Agency Accurate Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social and Political Sciences, Melbourne School of GovernmentThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia