Transparency, Interrupted

  title={Transparency, Interrupted},
  author={Clare Birchall},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={60 - 84}
  • Clare Birchall
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Political Science
  • Theory, Culture & Society
Though far from new, the rhetoric of transparency is on the ascent in public and political life. It is cited as the answer to a vast array of social, political, financial and corporate problems. With the backing of a ‘movement’, transparency has assumed the position of an unassailable ‘good’. This article asks whether the value ascribed to transparency limits political thinking, particularly for the radical and socialist Left. What forms of politics, ethics, of being-in-common, might it be… 
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