Privatized Government Functions and Freedom of Information: Public Accountability in an Age of Private Governance
Bunker, Matthew D., Davis, Charles N., Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
In recent years, privatization has touched nearly every area of public life. Increased privatization efforts have posed increasing problems for public access to governmental records when a governmental function has been privatized. Records long open to public inspection now are being created, maintained, and controlled by private businesses often at odds with the very purpose of public records laws. The authors examine this problem and offer possible solutions to the problems caused by this increasing trend.
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Publication information: Article title: Privatized Government Functions and Freedom of Information: Public Accountability in an Age of Private Governance. Contributors: Bunker, Matthew D. - Author, Davis, Charles N. - Author. Journal title: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Volume: 75. Issue: 3 Publication date: Autumn 1998. Page number: 464+. © Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Winter 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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