'It's the tip of the iceberg': The hidden tensions between theory, policy and practice in the management of Freedom of Information in English local government bodies-evidence from a regional study

Paul Richter*, Rob Wilson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

On its introduction, the UK's Freedom of Information Act 2000 was heralded as signalling a new relationship between government and citizens. This article reflects on the role of FOI within approaches to information governance among local government bodies. Although FOI was acknowledged by research participants as being just the 'tip of the iceberg' set against broader information governance efforts, this article suggests that the UK is some way from a vibrant information commons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013

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