The purpose of the conference is to bring together scholars from a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, political science, public administration, economics, political economy, journalism, business, and law who study issues of governmental transparency.
This is the first large meeting of its kind to bring together leading scholars from throughout the world to collectively advance our understanding of the impact and implications of transparency policies that involve governments, either directly or indirectly. This includes policies on access to information held by and about governments, transparency relationships between government entities, transparency relationships between governments and private and nonprofit entities, and access to information held by government about individuals. We are interested in learning about the effects of these policies and the processes around which they are developed and implemented.
This conference is made possible through a generous grant from the Louis and Samuel Pratt Program for Freedom of Information.