Assessing Transparency in Government: Rhetoric, Reality and Desire

  title={Assessing Transparency in Government: Rhetoric, Reality and Desire},
  author={Maria Cucciniello and Greta Nasi and Giovanni Valotti},
  journal={2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
Transparency in government is a highly regarded value and a critical ingredient for efficient and well-functioning economic and political markets. Many countries, including Italy, refer to transparency as a tool to enhance government accountability, as a principle to promote in order to reduce corruption in public administration and as a means for circulating information on government performance. However, transparency is preached more often than it is practiced in many cases (Heald 2006… CONTINUE READING

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