Freedom of Information and the Developing World

Freedom of Information and the Developing World
Author: Colin Darch,Peter G Underwood
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-12-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780630205

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Rather than simply summarising the state of play in African countries and elsewhere, Freedom of Information and the Developing World identifies and makes explicit the assumptions about the citizen’s relationship to the state that lie beneath Freedom of Information (FoI) discourse. The book goes on to test them against the reality of the pervasive politics of patronage that characterise much of African practice. Develops a discourse about the concept of FoI Discussion of the human rights claim appropriates the concepts of Hohfeldian analysis for more radical purposes in support of the idea that the state has a duty to implement FoI practices

The Future of Freedom in the Developing World

The Future of Freedom in the Developing World
Author: Edgar Owens
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1987
Genre: Civil rights
ISBN: UOM:39015014154150

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Freedom of Information in Question

Freedom of Information in Question
Author: Inger Österdahl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1992
Genre: Communication
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061111931

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World trends in freedom of expression and media development regional overview of Africa

World trends in freedom of expression and media development  regional overview of Africa
Author: UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2014-07-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789231000089

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Access to information

Access to information
Author: UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2019-11-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789231003561

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Whose Freedom Whose Order

Whose Freedom  Whose Order
Author: D. R. Mankekar
Publsiher: Delhi : Clarion
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1981
Genre: Communication
ISBN: UOM:39015020682087

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Factfulness

Factfulness
Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2018-04-03
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781250123817

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Development as Freedom

Development as Freedom
Author: Amartya Sen
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780307874290

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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.