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{{tnr}}'''Open government''' is the political doctrine which holds that the business of government and state administration should be opened at all levels to effective public scrutiny and oversight. The United States passed its Freedom of Information Act ([[Freedom of Information Act|FOIA]]) in 1966.
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{{tnr}}'''Open government''' is a political belief "that all government business should be open to regulation and scrutiny by the public."<ref>[http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/open-government ''Collins Dictionary'', "Open government," accessed April 29, 2014]</ref>
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==United States==
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::''See also: [[Freedom of Information Act|FOIA]]''
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The United States passed the Freedom of Information Act ([[Freedom of Information Act|FOIA]]) under the influence of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 and went into effect the following year. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives the public "the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government."<ref>[http://www.foia.gov/ ''FOIA.gov'', "Home," accessed April 29, 2014]</ref><ref name=II>{{cite book| last = Branscomb| first = Anne| title = Who Owns Information?: From Privacy To Public Access| publisher = BasicBooks| date=  1994| location = Section 552 &ndash; (a)4(F)}}</ref>
  
 
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*[http://www.wikiFOIA.com WikiFOIA]
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*[http://www.FOIA.gov FOIA.gov]
 
*[http://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/focusareas/government_ethics/introduction/open-meetings.html#Q5 ''Open Meetings, Open Records, and Transparency in Government'', by Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman]
 
*[http://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/focusareas/government_ethics/introduction/open-meetings.html#Q5 ''Open Meetings, Open Records, and Transparency in Government'', by Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman]
 
*[http://openmeetinglaws.com/ Open Meeting Laws]
 
*[http://openmeetinglaws.com/ Open Meeting Laws]
 
*[http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/foiaresources.html PBS's ''Secret Government'' Resource Guide]
 
*[http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/foiaresources.html PBS's ''Secret Government'' Resource Guide]
*[http://www.citizenaccess.org/ Citizen Access Project]
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*[http://www.nfoic.org/ Freedom of Information Center]
*[http://nfoic.org/foi-center/state-foi-laws.html Freedom of Information Center]
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*[http://www.opengovpartnership.org/ Open Government Partnership]
 
*[http://www.opengovpartnership.org/ Open Government Partnership]
 
*[http://opengovernment.org/ Open Government]
 
*[http://opengovernment.org/ Open Government]
 
*[http://www.whitehouse.gov/open ''White House.gov'', "Open Government Initiative"]
 
*[http://www.whitehouse.gov/open ''White House.gov'', "Open Government Initiative"]
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*[https://www.globalintegrity.org/posts/working-definition-opengov/ ''Global Integrity'', "A Working Definition of “Open Government”"]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:44, 30 April 2014

Open government is a political belief "that all government business should be open to regulation and scrutiny by the public."[1]

United States

See also: FOIA

The United States passed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) under the influence of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 and went into effect the following year. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives the public "the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government."[2][3]

See also

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  1. Collins Dictionary, "Open government," accessed April 29, 2014
  2. FOIA.gov, "Home," accessed April 29, 2014
  3. Branscomb, Anne (1994). Who Owns Information?: From Privacy To Public Access. Section 552 – (a)4(F): BasicBooks.