International organizations and government transparency: Linking the international and domestic realms
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. Stud. Q.
DEMOCRACY; POLITICS; International Relations; Political Science
In recent years there has been an increased interest in political science in the concept of "transparency." The literature has emphasized the effects that government transparency can have, especially on democratic consolidation. Yet there has been very little research focusing on the causes of transparency. This study discusses some of the possible factors affecting government transparency and offers several aggregate tests of their relevance. It emphasizes the mechanisms through which governments adopt institutions supporting transparency in order to signal to their societies and to external actors that the information they offer is indeed credible. It argues that such signals are more likely to be offered as the public receives increasing amounts of alternative information from international organizations. The discussion thus links processes taking place at the international level with those in the domestic realm.
International Studies Quarterly
Article; Proceedings Paper
"International organizations and government transparency: Linking the international and domestic realms" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3785.