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Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution

Heidi Kitrosser


How do we reconcile competing needs for secrecy, transparency, and government accountability in a democratic society? This question is not merely academic. It manifests itself again and again in debates in Congress, the courts, the executive branch, and the public sphere. Those debates raise questions ranging from how best to reform the national security classification system, to whether and when presidential aides should be privileged from testifying before Congress or the courts, to whether Congress may authorize agencies to publish scientific reports without pre-clearance by the White House ... More

Keywords: government secrecy, government accountability, information control, secrecy, transparency, open government, classified information, presidential power, unnecessary secrecy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226191638
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226191775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heidi Kitrosser, author
University of Minnesota.