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Secrets and leaks : the dilemma of state secrecy, Rahul Sagar, with a new preface by the author

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Secrets and leaks : the dilemma of state secrecy
Title
Secrets and leaks
Title remainder
the dilemma of state secrecy
Statement of responsibility
Rahul Sagar, with a new preface by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Secrets and Leaks examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How then can we ensure that this power is used responsibly? Typically, the onus is put on lawmakers and judges, who are expected to oversee the executive. Yet because these actors lack access to the relevant information and the ability to determine the harm likely to be caused by its disclosure, they often defer to the executive's claims about the need for secrecy. As a result, potential abuses are more often exposed by unauthorized disclosures published in the press. But should such disclosures, which violate the law, be condoned? Drawing on several cases, Rahul Sagar argues that though whistleblowing can be morally justified, the fear of retaliation usually prompts officials to act anonymously--that is, to "leak" information. As a result, it becomes difficult for the public to discern when an unauthorized disclosure is intended to further partisan interests. Because such disclosures are the only credible means of checking the executive, Sagar writes, they must be tolerated, and, at times, even celebrated. However, the public should treat such disclosures skeptically and subject irresponsible journalism to concerted criticism
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sagar, Rahul
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Official secrets
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Whistle blowing
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Official secrets
Label
Secrets and leaks : the dilemma of state secrecy, Rahul Sagar, with a new preface by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Should the Law Condone Unauthorized Disclosures? Fire Alarms and the Problem of Legitimacy
  • Chapter 5. Should We Rely on Whistleblowers? Disobedience and the Problem of Retaliation
  • Chapter 6. Should We Trust Leakers? Anonymous Sources and the Problem of Regulation
  • Conclusion. Bitter Medicine
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Who Watches the Watchers?
  • Chapter 1. The Problem: How to Regulate State Secrecy?
  • Chapter 2. Should We Rely on Judges? Transparency and the Problem of Judicial Deference
  • Chapter 3. Should We Rely on Congress? Oversight and the Problem of Executive Privilege
Control code
ocn945771701
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880850
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880850
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17xqtzk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945771701
Label
Secrets and leaks : the dilemma of state secrecy, Rahul Sagar, with a new preface by the author
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Should the Law Condone Unauthorized Disclosures? Fire Alarms and the Problem of Legitimacy
  • Chapter 5. Should We Rely on Whistleblowers? Disobedience and the Problem of Retaliation
  • Chapter 6. Should We Trust Leakers? Anonymous Sources and the Problem of Regulation
  • Conclusion. Bitter Medicine
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Who Watches the Watchers?
  • Chapter 1. The Problem: How to Regulate State Secrecy?
  • Chapter 2. Should We Rely on Judges? Transparency and the Problem of Judicial Deference
  • Chapter 3. Should We Rely on Congress? Oversight and the Problem of Executive Privilege
Control code
ocn945771701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880850
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880850
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17xqtzk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945771701

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