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WikiLeaks and the Enforcement of Transparency - Classification and Consequences of Disclosed Diplomatic Correspondence

Kristoffersson, Daniel LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
WikiLeaks‘disclosure of US diplomatic correspondence is an active enforcement
of transparency, and is at the same time challenging the fundamental norm of
diplomatic secrecy. Since WikiLeaks has disclosed unsorted material, the purpose
of this research is to classify the material. A classification is thus proposed, but I
do not have the ambition to sort material into the respective classes. Actconsequentialism
is applied to further an objective and hypothetical analysis of
how each respective class is affecting the two segments of the elite and the public.
A theory of diplomacy is outlined, as well as a dilemma between the two
principles of secrecy and transparency to provide deeper understanding of the
problem. Based on the... (More)
WikiLeaks‘disclosure of US diplomatic correspondence is an active enforcement
of transparency, and is at the same time challenging the fundamental norm of
diplomatic secrecy. Since WikiLeaks has disclosed unsorted material, the purpose
of this research is to classify the material. A classification is thus proposed, but I
do not have the ambition to sort material into the respective classes. Actconsequentialism
is applied to further an objective and hypothetical analysis of
how each respective class is affecting the two segments of the elite and the public.
A theory of diplomacy is outlined, as well as a dilemma between the two
principles of secrecy and transparency to provide deeper understanding of the
problem. Based on the proposed classes, consequences of disclosing the
diplomatic correspondence will be discussed. This is done in relation to the two
segments of the elite and the public. Therefore, several conclusions will be arrived
at in the dilemma at hand. (Less)
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author
Kristoffersson, Daniel LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
WikiLeaks, Diplomacy, Secrecy, Transparency, Classification, Act-consequentialism
language
English
id
2063584
date added to LUP
2011-08-31 16:14:09
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2011-08-31 16:14:09
@misc{2063584,
  abstract     = {WikiLeaks‘disclosure of US diplomatic correspondence is an active enforcement
of transparency, and is at the same time challenging the fundamental norm of
diplomatic secrecy. Since WikiLeaks has disclosed unsorted material, the purpose
of this research is to classify the material. A classification is thus proposed, but I
do not have the ambition to sort material into the respective classes. Actconsequentialism
is applied to further an objective and hypothetical analysis of
how each respective class is affecting the two segments of the elite and the public.
A theory of diplomacy is outlined, as well as a dilemma between the two
principles of secrecy and transparency to provide deeper understanding of the
problem. Based on the proposed classes, consequences of disclosing the
diplomatic correspondence will be discussed. This is done in relation to the two
segments of the elite and the public. Therefore, several conclusions will be arrived
at in the dilemma at hand.},
  author       = {Kristoffersson, Daniel},
  keyword      = {WikiLeaks,Diplomacy,Secrecy,Transparency,Classification,Act-consequentialism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {WikiLeaks and the Enforcement of Transparency - Classification and Consequences of Disclosed Diplomatic Correspondence},
  year         = {2011},
}