This book is an edited version of the master’s degree thesis written by the author in April of 2010 while studying at the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China. By using a comparative method, this book evaluates the transparency portals of the 3 Brazilian constitutional federal powers (executive, legislative and judiciary) in contrast with the projects of the non-governmental organization Transparency Brazil, here representing civil society. It also analyzes the current transparency legislation in Brazil and if the applicable domestic laws comply with the international standard represented by the United Nations Convention against Corruption. After the introduction, there is a section dedicated to provide essential background information about Brazil, followed by the assessment of the transparency governmental websites and the online initiatives of Transparency Brazil. Next, the main findings and recommendations are presented. Finally, there is the conclusion with the author’s final comments about this research and on how to improve governmental online transparency in Brazil.
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