Managing freedom of information in Scottish public bodies: administrative imperatives and political settings

Eleanor Burt, John A. Taylor

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Abstract

The Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act 2002 [FOISA] offers new opportunities to Scotland’s public bodies to generate strategic and operational level organisational change centred upon the management and flow of information. Our research findings show, however, that whilst FOISA is perceived as contributing to change within these bodies, it is not proving to be a catalyst for radical strategic transformation. Instead, the tendency is towards its absorption within the existing administrative-political culture embedded within Scotland’s public bodies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Government
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • organisational change
  • freedom of information
  • public sector
  • information management

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