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The Problem: How to Regulate State Secrecy?

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines whether state secrecy is commonly abused in contemporary America. A number of scholars argue that the real and apparent abuses of state secrecy are due not to flaws in the ... More


Who Watches the Watchers?

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter explains that the book explores the question of whether state secrecy threatens the interests of citizens or whether it actually furthers them. It examines a means by which ... More


Seeing Like a Democracy

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explains that the British state also wanted to hide the covert empire from its own public. Besides opting for cheap schemes that would escape the check of taxpayers (air control and an ... More


Should We Rely on Judges?: Transparency and the Problem of Judicial Deference

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines whether the judicial review of state secrecy has been deferential, and, if so, whether such deference can be justified. It suggests that the courts have indeed adopted a ... More


Bitter Medicine

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main findings, beginning with the deep sense of anxiety that pervades contemporary discussions on state secrecy. This anxiety stems not from the concern ... More


Should We Rely on Congress?: Oversight and the Problem of Executive Privilege

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines why Congress typically struggles to stay abreast of the president's covert actions and policies. It identifies the principal challenge that Congress faces in its oversight of ... More


Should the Law Condone Unauthorized Disclosures?: Fire Alarms and the Problem of Legitimacy

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines whether the law ought to condone unauthorized disclosures of classified information. The features that make the unauthorized disclosure of classified information an effective ... More


Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Rahul Sagar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How ... More


Secret Wars

Austin Carson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181769
eISBN:
9780691184241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181769.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the first book to systematically analyze the ways that powerful states covertly participate in foreign wars, showing a recurring pattern of such behavior stretching from World War I to ... More


Should We Rely on Whistleblowers?: Disobedience and the Problem of Retaliation

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the circumstances under which an official will be justified in violating laws that prohibit unauthorized disclosures of classified information. It explains why we cannot rely on ... More


The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

Timothy Melley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451232
eISBN:
9780801465918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 2010 the U.S. Embassy in Kabul acknowledged that it was providing major funding for thirteen episodes of Eagle Four—a new Afghani television melodrama based loosely on the blockbuster U.S. series ... More


State Secrecy: A Venetian Virtue

Ioanna Iordanou

in Venice's Secret Service: Organizing Intelligence in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198791317
eISBN:
9780191833823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791317.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the culture of secrecy that the Council of Ten distilled within and beyond the walls of the Doge’s Palace. This culture was perpetuated through a slew of formal regulations on ... More


The Work of Art in the Age of Plausible Deniability

Timothy Melley

in The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451232
eISBN:
9780801465918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter traces the roots of postmodern historiographic skepticism in representations of a dysfunctional public sphere. Many postmodern novels develop intentionally incomplete or “dysfunctional” ... More


Conclusion

Robert M. Farley and Davida H. Isaacs

in Patents for Power: Intellectual Property Law and the Diffusion of Military Technology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226716527
eISBN:
9780226716664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226716664.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter concludes our study with a few of our findings: that IP concerns have an impact at every stage of the innovation-diffusion-adoption process. First, the structure of IP law can affect the ... More


Federation of Malaysia

Daniel Pascoe

in Last Chance for Life: Clemency in Southeast Asian Death Penalty Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198809715
eISBN:
9780191846991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809715.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

As with Chapters 3 and 4, the case study on Malaysia begins with a thorough description of the country’s death penalty laws and practice, and Malaysia’s publicly known clemency practice over the ... More


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