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dc.contributor.advisorHyland, Eddie
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Nat
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-01T14:39:02Z
dc.date.available2019-05-01T14:39:02Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationNat O'Connor, 'The democratization of information : freedom of information and the Irish political system', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2008, pp 390
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8704
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/86560
dc.description.abstractGrounded in democratic theory, the thesis presents an argument for the design and reform of political institutions in order to maximise public access to policy-relevant information and to strengthen Irish democracy. The thesis presents freedom of information as a normative political theory/ideology. This ideology challenges the orthodox assumption that the right of all citizens to free speech is a sufficient basis for democracy. The theoretical underpinnings of freedom of information as a political theory are explored to demonstrate that the ideology is viable. These assumptions include the belief that institutions can transmit policy-relevant information in a way that is critical, communicatively-rational and autonomy-supportive.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb13602718
dc.subjectPolitical Science, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleThe democratization of information : freedom of information and the Irish political system
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
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dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 390
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