Regulation

Beyond demands for more transparency: the importance of scale in institutional information‎ practices

A detailed study of how public-private infrastructure partnerships are governed and rendered visible, mainly in Canada, shows that accountability is not reducible to the availability of information about individual projects.

The very same information practices that make projects visible to the public work to conceal most or even all important information about the underlying decision-making processes. This finding suggests that the spatiotemporal scale of institutional information has important political as well as organizational effects.

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Updated:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet