Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 2003)
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About the Author(s)
Edited by Robert Hauptman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Table of Contents
Editorial: Alternative Terrors 3
Introduction: Democracy’s Secrets 5
Representation, Secrecy, and Accountability 8
Does Publicity Purify Politics? 21
An Egalitarian Case Against Executive Privilege 34
Secrecy and International Negotiation 45
A Case for Restricted Access 56
Should Adopted Children Be Granted Access to the Identity of Their Birth Parents? 67
Paternalism and Access to Medical Records 80
Article Alerts 95
About the Contributors 96
Book Reviews & Awards
“the only periodical exclusively devoted to all of the issues…. Diverse topics”—Choice; “noteworthy for the currency of its subject…intellectually stimulating…a fine blend of the practical and theoretical…a valuable source”—Library Journal; “points to the need for thoughtful exploration of the place of information (and of librarians) in the good (‘ethical’) life, both at the individual and the social levels”—C&RL News; “interesting and informative”—SRRT Newsletter; “interesting mix of contributors…lengthy book reviews”—American Librarians; “welcome…interesting and thought-provoking…highly recommend it for all libraries”—ALR; “readable…important”—People’s Culture; “courageous”—Sipapu; “some of the sharpest and most stimulating essays on the subject…responds to a very real need in the field. …excellent coverage of this difficult and increasingly complicated subject…a valuable and practical tool”—InfoManage; “thought-provoking columns and articles in a readable style…useful to anyone concerned with information in society. …recommended”—Special Libraries; “strongly recommended”—Journal of Academic Librarianship; “carefully edited…provide[s] readers with full discussions on [the] issues”—Library and Information Science Annual; “well-written pieces by librarians and other scholars. This thought-provoking journal should be required reading for students in library and information science programs and by practitioners and policymakers”—Magazines for Libraries.