Brokering Access: Power, Politics, and Freedom of Information Process in Canada

Brokering Access: Power, Politics, and Freedom of Information Process in Canada

By: Mike Larsen (editor), Kevin Walby (editor)Paperback

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Brokering Access is a valuable resource for social scientists, policy makers, journalists, access to information advocates, government workers, and anyone who cares about ATI laws and how they affect all Canadians.

About Author

Mike Larsen is an instructor in the Criminology Department of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Kevin Walby is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Victoria. Contributors: Reem Bahdi, Jim Bronskill, Ann Cavoukian, Tia Dafnos, Willem de Lint, Gary Dickson, Yavar Hameed, Steve Hewitt, Sean P. Hier, Suzanne Legault, David McKie, Jeffrey Monaghan, Justin Piche, Jim Rankin, Ann Rees, Fred Vallance-Jones, and Matthew G. Yeager


Foreword / Ann Cavoukian Introduction: On the Politics of Access to Information / Mike Larsen and Kevin Walby Part 1: Access to Information, Past and Present 1 Sustaining Secrecy: Executive Branch Resistance to Access to Information in Canada / Ann Rees 2 Access Regimes: Provincial Freedom of Information Law across Canada / Gary Dickson Part 2: Behind Closed Doors -- Security and Information Control 3 Flying the Secret Skies: Difficulties in Obtaining Data on Canadian Airport Security Screening Tests Following 9/11 / Jim Bronskill 4 Access to Information in an Age of Intelligencized Governmentality / Willem de Lint and Reem Bahdi 5 Accessing Dirty Data: Methodological Strategies for Social Problems Research / Yavar Hameed and Jeff Monaghan Part 3: Access to Information and Critical Research Strategies 6 The Freedom of Information Act as a Methodological Tool: Suing the Government for Data / Matthew G. Yeager 7 "He who controls the present, controls the past": The Canadian Security State's Imperfect Censorship under the Access to Information Act / Steve Hewitt 8 Behind the Blue Line: Using ATI in Researching the Policing of Aboriginal Activism / Tia Dafnos 9 Accessing the State of Imprisonment in Canada: Information Barriers and Negotiation Strategies / Justin Piche 10 Accessing Information on Streetscape Video Surveillance in Canada / Sean P. Hier Part 4: Dispatches from the Fourth Estate -- Access to Information and Investigative Journalism 11 Access, Administration, and Democratic Intent / Fred Vallance-Jones 12 Access to Information: The Frustrations -- and the Hope / David McKie 13 The Quest for Electronic Data: Where Alice Meets Monty Python Meets Colonel Jessep / Jim Rankin Postscript / Suzanne Legault Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774823234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780774823234
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 0774823232

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