ILPC Book Launch - Transparency: New Trajectories in Law December 2020

Video date

Thursday, 3 December, 2020

Video speaker(s)

Dr Rachel Adams, Senior Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council, SA and Associate Research Fellow: ILPC

Dr Fola Adeleke, Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand

Dr Richard Danbury, Senior Lecturer, City University

Prof Adam Gearey, Birbeck – book editor


Dr Adam's book critiques the contemporary recourse to transparency in law and policy. This is, ostensibly, the information age. At the heart of the societal shift toward digitalisation is the call for transparency and the liberalisation of information and data. Yet, with the recent rise of concerns such as 'fake news', post-truth and misinformation, where the policy responses to all these phenomena has been a petition for even greater transparency, it becomes imperative to critically reflect on what this dominant idea means, whom it serves, and what the effects are of its power. In response, this book provides the first sustained critique of the concept of transparency in law and policy. It offers a concise overview of transparency in law and policy around the world, and critiques how this concept works discursively to delimit other forms of governance, other ways of knowing and other realities.

Chair: Dr Nora Ni Loideain, Lecturer in Law and Director of the Information Law & Policy Centre

Tags: Information Law & Policy Centre; book launch

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