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From FOI World to WikiLeaks World: A New Chapter in the Transparency Story?


Christopher Hood ( is the Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy and the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration. He specializes in the study of executive government, regulation, and public sector reform, and his most recent book, The Blame Game, was published by Princeton University Press in 2011. This commentary is based on a keynote lecture at the First Global Conference on Transparency Research held at Rutgers University-Newark in May 2011. The conference was cosponsored by Governance.