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PINHEIRO, Marta Macedo Kerr. Informational state: implications for information and intelligence policies at the beginning of the 21th Century. Varia hist. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.47, pp.61-77. ISSN 0104-8775.

The article discusses the redefinition of the State that goes from bureaucratic to an informational State, a State that controls the information and its flows in a new particular form of power. The problem is to analyze how these changes result in the implications of the building of information and intelligence policies. The priority when building policies that support this new form of State is that it points toward the discourse of transparency, but still reflects structures of authority in possession of knowledge, beyond compulsory confidential issues, like national security.

Keywords : Information State; information policy; intelligence policy.

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