Winning the right to information in India: is knowledge power?

Abstract

The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) was formally launched in 1996 at a gathering of more than a hundred activist organizations. Campaign leaders described their goals as transparency in public life, empowerment of people, deepening of democracy, and fighting corruption, and their primary focus was to campaign for a national law on the right to information. This chapter discusses the campaign and its achievements. Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.

Citation

Baviskar, A. Winning the right to information in India: is knowledge power? In: Citizen Action and National Policy Reform: Making Change Happen. J. Gaventa and R. McGee (Eds.). Zed Books, London, UK (2010) ISBN 9781848133853 (Hardback)

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