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Singapore Management University

2000

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Does The Invisible Hand Need A Transparent Glove?, Ann Florini Jan 2000

Does The Invisible Hand Need A Transparent Glove?, Ann Florini

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Transparency is on the rise, touted as the solution to such disparate problems asfinancial volatility, environmental degradation, money laundering, and corruption. Buttransparency faces much opposition, particularly from those under scrutiny. Such actorsoften have strong incentives to avoid providing information. To explain the growingdemand for transparency and to assess its prospects for success requires attention tomatters of politics – that is, power. Power is often needed to induce disclosures orrestructure incentives. And the information thus revealed can shift power from the formerholders of secrets to the newly informed. This paper explores the politics of transparency– why it is emerging, and what are ...


Secrets For Sale: How Commercial Satellite Imagery Will Change The World, Yahya Dehqanzada, Ann Florini Jan 2000

Secrets For Sale: How Commercial Satellite Imagery Will Change The World, Yahya Dehqanzada, Ann Florini

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Secrets for Sale presents the first in-depth analysis of the emerging commercial remote sensing industry. This timely publication examines the benefits and dilemmas created by the new industry, and provides badly needed policy recommendations on how and why to handle the new transparency right.