Book Secrets and leaks : the dilemma of state secrecy / Rahul Sagar.
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Call Number JF1525.S4 S24 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691149875- 0691149879-
Extent: xiii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
"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? ?"--Publisher's web site.
Who watches the watchers? -- The problem : how to regulate state secrecy? -- Should we rely on judges? Transparency and the problem of judicial deference -- Should we rely on Congress? Oversight and the problem of executive privilege -- Should the law condone unauthorized disclosures? Fire alarms and the problem of legitimacy -- Should we rely on whistleblowers? Disobedience and the problem of retaliation -- Should we trust leakers? Anonymous sources and the problem of regulation -- Bitter medicine.