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Fung, Archon 1968-

Works: 43 works in 163 publications in 2 languages and 7,101 library holdings
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Archon Fung
Full disclosure : the perils and promise of transparency by Archon Fung( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Which SUVs are most likely to roll over? What cities have the unhealthiest drinking water? Which factories are the most dangerous polluters? What cereals are most nutritious? In recent decades, governments have sought to provide answers to such critical questions through public disclosure to force manufacturers, water authorities, and others to improve their products and practices. Corporate financial disclosure, nutritional labels, and school report cards are examples of such targeted transparency policies. At best, they create a light-handed approach to governance that improves markets, enriches public disclosure, and empowers citizens. But such policies are frequently ineffective or counterproductive. Using an analysis of eighteen U.S. and international policies, Full Disclosure shows that the information provided is often incomplete, incomprehensible, or irrelevant to consumers, investors, workers, and community residents. To be successful, transparency policies must be accurate, must keep ahead of disclosers' efforts to find loopholes, and, above all, must focus on the needs of ordinary citizens."--Jacket
Can we put an end to sweatshops? by Archon Fung( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Knowing that information about the conditions of workers around the world can influence what consumers buy and what governments regulate, Dara O'Rourke, Archon Fung, and Charles Sabel argue that making such information widely available is the best way to improve conditions. Although watchdog agencies monitor workplaces and press corporations to raise labor standards, these agencies are not enough; only coordinated action by consumers, monitors, unions, and nongovernmental organizations will threaten profits and force those who own corporations to care about the lives of those who work for them. Activists, scholars, and officials of the International Labor Organization and the World Bank respond to this provocative and hopeful proposal."--Jacket
Deepening democracy : institutional innovations in empowered participatory governance by Archon Fung( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institutional forms of liberal democracy developed in the 19th century seem increasingly ill-suited to the problems we face in the 21st. This dilemma has given rise to a deliberative democracy, and this text explores four contemporary cases in which the principles have been at least partially instituted
Beyond backyard environmentalism by Charles F Sabel( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we think of environmental action, we draw upon images from the disaster of Love Canal or from A Civil Action - stories of lone activists fighting the government or some corporation against all odds. In their provocative essay, Sabel, Fung, and Karkkainen demonstrate that an effective alternative is emerging. Before environmental disasters occur, citizen groups are collaborating with experts, business leaders, and local and federal governments to figure out what is best for their own neighborhoods. These examples point to more than successful environmental action: they represent a model of grassroots democracy that can be applied to the needs of any community."--Jacket
Working capital : the power of labor's pensions( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open budgets : the political economy of transparency, participation, and accountability by Sanjeev Khagram( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decisions about "who gets what, when, and how" are perhaps the most important that any government must make. So it should not be remarkable that around the world, public officials responsible for public budgeting are facing demands -- from their own citizenry, other government officials, economic actors, and increasingly from international sources -- to make their patterns of spending more transparent and their processes more participatory. Surprisingly, rigorous analysis of the causes and consequences of fiscal transparency is thin at best. This book seeks to fill this gap in existing knowledge by answering a few broad questions: How and why do improvements in fiscal transparency and participation come about? How are they sustained over time? When and how do increased fiscal transparency and participation lead to improved government responsiveness and accountability?
Prospects for democracy by Noam Chomsky( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Democracy: Rhetoric and reality -- 2. Soviet and "US" democracy -- 3. The new world order of government -- 4. Democratic fears of coporate power -- 5. Fear of democracy -- 6. Propaganda: Controlling democracy -- 7. Reaganites: Defiling democracy -- 8. US repression I: Smashing labor -- 9. Corporate media: Radio, TV and the information highway -- 10. US repression II: Againist the '60's -- 11. Deterring the NAFTA debate -- 12. Againist democracy in the dependencies: Haiti and Central America -- 13. Propects for democracy now
The political economy of transparency : what makes disclosure policies sustainable? by Archon Fung( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of transparency : what makes disclosure policies effective?( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitution, democracy and state power: the institutions of justice( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ratcheting labor standards : regulation for continuous improvement in the global workplace by Charles F Sabel( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esferas de deliberacion : gobernar despues del centralismo democratico by Archon Fung( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El presente ensayo reflexiona sobre la posibilidad de relacionar la reorganización de las agencias públicas con la constitución de públicos más activos. El dilema a resolver es si la deliberación por mandato tiene una limitación de enfoque y sólo puede ayudar a constituir unos cuantos públicos, o es susceptible de aplicación a la tarea de la reconstrucción democrática deliberativa
Open government : collaboration, transparency, and participation in practice by Daniel Lathrop( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Web can make real-time data accessible to anyone, but how can government leverage this openness to improve operations and communication, as well as increase citizen participation? In this book, leading visionaries and practitioners both inside and outside of government share their ideas on how to achieve and direct this emerging world of online collaboration, transparency, and participation."--Jacket
Citizen participation in government innovations by Archon Fung( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recovery Act transparency : learning from states' experience by Francisca M Rojas( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included provisions to disclose how more than $275 billion in grants, contracts, and loans were spent under the Act. These requirements fell not only on federal agencies but also on the recipients and sub-recipients of these monies. In many cases, state governments were the focal points for collecting and reporting this information. This report examines the experiences of six states with a range of experiences with the Act's transparency requirement--Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Texas, and Washington. The author interviewed federal and state officials as well as journalists and advocacy groups covering the Act. She discovered that the transparency provisions improved the capacity of state officials to better manage the disbursement of federal funds under the Recovery Act. The report offers recommendations to federal and state officials in the design and implementation of future transparency initiatives. --
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Full disclosure : the perils and promise of transparency
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Can we put an end to sweatshops?Deepening democracy : institutional innovations in empowered participatory governanceBeyond backyard environmentalismWorking capital : the power of labor's pensionsProspects for democracy