Sunshine Week 2008 – Resources

Sunshine Week 2008 – Resources

Executive Branch:

Books

  • Claim of Privilege: A Mysterious Plane Crash, A Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets, by Barry Siegel (June 2008)
  • Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle of Our Constitution and Democracy, by Bruce Fein (April 2008)
  • Reclaiming Conservatism, by Mickey Edwards (2008)
  • The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration, by Jack Goldsmith (2007)
  • Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy, by Charlie Savage (2007)
  • In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power And the Reynolds Case, by Louis Fisher (2006) – (also central to “State Secrets” section)
  • The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11, by John Yoo (2006)
  • The Politics of Executive Privilege, Louis Fisher (2004)
  • Presidential Secrecy and the Law, by Robert M. Pallitto & William G. Weaver (2007)
  • Executive Privilege: Presidential Power, Secrecy, and Accountability, by Mark J. Rozell (2002)
  • Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth (Studies in Legal History), by Raoul Berger (1974)

Articles: The Unitary Executive

Signing Statements

Information and Democracy:

Books:

  • Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life, by Ted Gup (2007)
  • Who Needs to Know: The State of Public Access to Federal Government Information, by Patrice McDermott (2007)
  • Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, by Alasdair Roberts (2006)
  • Secrecy Wars: National Security, Privacy, and the Public’s Right to Know, by Philip H. Melanson (2002)
  • Democracy by Disclosure: The Rise of Technopopulism, by Mary Graham (2002)
  • Governmental Transparency in the Path of Administrative Reform, by Suzanne J. Piotrowski (2007)
  • Secrecy: The American Experience, by Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1999)
  • Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy, by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Larry Combest (1997)

Articles:

Technology-oriented:

Books

  • The United States Government Internet Manual, edited by Peggy Garvin (2008)
  • Current Issues and Trends in E-Government Research (Advances in Electronic Government Research, Vol. 1), by Donald Norris (2007)
  • Citizen You!: Helping Your Government Help Itself, by The Better Citizenship Bureau (2004)
  • U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need Second Edition (U.S. Government on the Web), by Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, & John A. Shuler (2001)

Articles:

General Government Secrecy:

Books:

  • Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush, by John W. Dean (2005)
  • Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches, by John W. Dean (2007)
  • The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project), by Chalmers Johnson (2004)
  • Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (American Empire Project), by Chalmers Johnson (2008)
  • The Assault on Reason, by Al Gore (2007)
  • America’s Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government’s Violation Of Constitutional And Civil Rights, by Walter M. Brasch (2005)
  • Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, by Robert Parry (2004)

Articles:

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