Shapiro and Steinzor apply the agency theory to the question of how much secrecy is too much. They use the theory to evaluate the impact of burgeoning secrecy in the likelihood that the executive branch officials will engage in faithful and forceful implementation of statutory materials, particularly in the arenas of protecting public health, safety, and natural resources.
Sidney A. Shapiro & Rena I. Steinzor,
The People’s Agent: Executive Branch Secrecy and Accountability in an Age of Terrorism,
69 Law and Contemporary Problems
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