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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

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

Martha Merrill

Austin Sarat

Lawrence Douglas

Stanford University Press

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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