An Enduring Tension: Balancing National Security and Our Access to Information

An Enduring Tension: Balancing National Security and Our Access to Information

By: Emily Berman (editor)Paperback

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Perhaps nothing has become more evident in the months and years since 9/11 than the tension that exists between the public's access to information and concerns about protecting national security. This tension raises fundamental questions regarding how and to what extent national security secrecy is consistent with American notions of democracy; how institutions governing determinations about secrecy and disclosure should be designed; and the proper role of Congress, the courts, the public, and the media when it comes to government assertions of secrecy. The materials in this book will provide the interested reader a window into the current shape of the eternal push-and-pull between secrecy and access to information in a democracy.

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About Author

Emily Berman is a visiting assistant professor of law at Brooklyn Law School. Prior to entering academia, she served as counsel in the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she engaged in litigation, policy research, and advocacy related to issues of government secrecy and national security.

Contents

Secrecy and Democracy: Incompatible Institutions? Secrecy's Challenges: Searching for the Proper Balance Access to Secrets: Who's on the Inside? The State Secrets Privilege Unauthorized Disclosure: Leakers, Whistleblowers, & Spies

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781617700941
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781617700941
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 1617700940

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