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Title:
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AS DEMOCRACY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON CORRUPTION & OPEN GOVERNMENT

Authors:
Yarraguntla Suresh Babu

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Yarraguntla Suresh Babu
Assistant Professor, Presidency University, Kolkata - 73

MLA 8
Babu, Yarraguntla Suresh. "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AS DEMOCRACY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON CORRUPTION & OPEN GOVERNMENT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 4821-4829, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=368. Accessed July 2019.
APA
Babu, Y. (2019, July). FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AS DEMOCRACY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON CORRUPTION & OPEN GOVERNMENT. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(7), 4821-4829. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=368
Chicago
Babu, Yarraguntla Suresh. "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AS DEMOCRACY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON CORRUPTION & OPEN GOVERNMENT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 7 (July 2019), 4821-4829. Accessed July, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=368.

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Abstract:
This paper will explore recent global trends on corruption, open government and freedom of information as the key principle practice to restore faith in the idea of Democracy. Since the end of World War II, there has been drastic regime shift in many countries, mostly in Asian, Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America, from an authoritarian model to democratic model. This trend, as perceived by one school of thought, believed to be a positive development in terms of human progress. Even though the change has taken place in terms of the system as a whole, but the functioning style and process of the governments remain so rigid and secret from the public. I will explore the role of corruption and the style of governance in the process of making open governments. Another crucial puzzle to unlock/ unleash is how freedom of information laws can strengthen people's participation in the process of decision making on the issues, which affect them.