Freedom of Information and the Developing World: The Citizen, the State and Models of Openness (Chandos Information Professional) (Paperback)

Freedom of Information and the Developing World: The Citizen, the State and Models of Openness (Chandos Information Professional) By Colin Darch, Peter G. Underwood Cover Image

Freedom of Information and the Developing World: The Citizen, the State and Models of Openness (Chandos Information Professional) (Paperback)

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Rather than simply summarising the state of play in African countries and elsewhere, Freedom of Information and the Developing World identifies and makes explicit the assumptions about the citizen's relationship to the state that lie beneath Freedom of Information (FoI) discourse. The book goes on to test them against the reality of the pervasive politics of patronage that characterise much of African practice.
Colin Darch is based at the African Studies Library at the University of Cape Town, South Africa as a researcher; his current research interests include the role of intellectual property laws in relation to development issues in less developed countries, the functioning of such research quality controls as peer review in the LIS environment, and freedom of information issues in Africa.

Peter G. Underwood is Director of the University of Cape Town Centre, South Africa, for Information Literacy and Professor of Librarianship at the University of Cape Town, having occupied this position since 1992.
Product Details ISBN: 9781843341475
ISBN-10: 1843341476
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Publication Date: December 14th, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Chandos Information Professional