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The Secrets of Law$
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Austin Sarat, Lawence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804782593

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804782593.001.0001

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Transparency and Opacity in the Law: An Introduction

Transparency and Opacity in the Law: An Introduction

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(p.1) Transparency and Opacity in the Law: An Introduction
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The Secrets of Law
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Martha Merrill

Austin Sarat

Lawrence Douglas

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804782593.003.0001

This book explores the importance of transparency to democratic governance, the moral ambiguity of both guarding and revealing secrets, and the opacity that may be a precondition for transparency. It examines the ways in which the law both traffics in and regulates secrecy, and then describes its place in both the workings of the law.

Keywords:   transparency, democratic governance, secrets, opacity, law

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