Ow do ATI (access to information) / FOI (freedom of information)laws affect the states ability to govern?

The essay is talking about how do ATI/FOI laws affect the states ability to govern.
First need to talk about what is FOI laws, its aim and objective and where have FOI laws. Information can be found on National Freedom of Information Lawsor National Right to Information Law

The following areas can be helped to answer the essay questions, and I would like to include them in the essay.
-To what extent does ATI/FOI lead to more transparency / accountability on the part of the state?
-Who are the main users of ATI/FOI and for what purposes do they use it?
-Does the information disclosed under ATI/FOI lead to more or less trust in the state?
-How do the practical implementation issues faced by state employees stymie the achievement of the goals of ATI/FOI?

Try to use the given referencing books and articles to answer the above questions and answer the essay questions.
Book chapters:
Cain, B.E., Dalton, R.J., & Scarrow, S.E. (2003) Democracy Transformed? Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies (Towards More Open Democracies: The Expansion of Freedom of Information Laws”, Bruce E. Cain, Patrick Egan and Sergio Fabbrini)

Campbell Public Affairs Institute (2003) National Security and Open Government ( Access to information and national security in Chile”, Felipe Gonzalez)

Chapman, R.A. & Hunt, M., eds. (2006) Open Government in a Theoretical and Practical Context (The potential benefits of Freedom of Information”, Simon James)

Heald, D. & Hood, C. (2006) Transparency: The Key to Better Governance? (FOI and the UK in Transparency and Openness?”, Andrew McDonald)

Leone, R.C. & Anrig, G., eds. (2003) The war on our freedoms ( Need to know: governing in secret, John Podesta)

Roberts, A. (2006) Blacked out: government secrecy in the information age (chptr 5)

Articles/Reports:
Bennett, Colin J. (2001) Globalization and access to information regimes(Report 3 of Access to Information Review Task Force, Canada)

Birkinshaw, Patrick J. (2006)  Freedom of Information and Openness: Fundamental Human Rights? Administrative Law Review, 58 (1): 963-991

Jenkins, R. & Goetz, A (1999)  Accounts and accountability: theoretical implications of the right-to-information movement in India, Third World Quarterly, 20(3):603-622

Roberts, A. (2005)  Spin control and freedom of information: lessons for the United Kingdom from Canada , Public Administration, 83(1):1-23

Rosenbaum, Martin (2004) Open to question: journalism and freedom of information, Reuters Foundation: Green College, University of Oxford


Stiglitz, J. E. (1999)  On liberty, the right to know, and public discourse: the role of transparency in public life , Oxford Amnesty Lecture

Uhl, K.E. (2004) Comment: the Freedom of Information Act post-9/11: balancing the publics right to know, critical infrastructure protection, and homeland security”, 53 American University Law Review