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By Kristin M. Lord

Argues that expanding degrees of transparency don't regularly swap foreign politics for the better.

While the craze towards higher transparency will deliver many merits, Kristin M. Lord argues that predictions that it'll lead necessarily to peace, figuring out, and democracy are unsuitable. the normal view is of authoritarian governments wasting keep watch over over info because of know-how, the media, and overseas corporations, yet there's a darker aspect, one during which a few of an identical forces unfold hatred, clash, and lies. during this e-book, Lord discusses the advanced implications of transforming into transparency, paying specific awareness to the situations lower than which transparency’s results are adverse. Case stories of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the govt. of Singapore’s winning keep an eye on of knowledge are included.

“Lord’s argument warns us opposed to attending uncritically to predictions that worldwide transparency will have a tendency unavoidably to peace, figuring out, and democracy. What she deals is a cost to standard knowledge, and to this kind of cost we must always lend an ear.” — European magazine of Communication

“The subject is especially major, and whereas there's substantial literature at the topic, the writer has stumbled on anything new to assert approximately it. She takes at the traditional knowledge, demanding it with a really subtle argument, a number of examples, and engaging, specified case stories. it will likely be tough for severe students to copy the traditional knowledge sooner or later with out pertaining to the caveats during this book.” — Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard collage, writer of Soft energy: The capability to luck in global Politics

“This booklet offers a superb survey of a major topic and a serious viewpoint that's a great deal wanted in a weather the place transparency is noticeable as an visible strong with quick consequences.” — Monroe E. rate, coauthor of Self-Regulation and the Internet

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