Public Administration and Information Technology

Open Government

Opportunities and Challenges for Public Governance

Editors: Gascó-Hernández, Mila (Ed.)

  • Provides insightful analysis about those factors that are critical when designing, implementing and evaluating open government initiatives
  • Discusses how contextual factors affect open government initiatives’ success or failure
  • Explores the existence of theoretical models of open government Proposes strategies to move forward and to address future challenges in an international context
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On January 2009, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. The memorandum declares the new Administration’s commitment to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government and establishing a system linking three principles: transparency, public participation and collaboration. Since then, federal agencies in the United States and public administrations around the world have embarked on open government initiatives and have worked to redefine their relationship with citizens and with each other. On September 20th, 2011, eight governments gathered in New York City to launch the Open Government Partnership, a new multilateral initiative to promote open government. The benefits attributed to open government are many and by no means universally shared. They include the claims that open government leads to more effective decision making and services, safeguards against corruption, enables public scrutiny, and promotes citizens’ trust in government. However, the speed of events and pressure to implement has given rise to confusion and ambiguity. Although many of the initiatives have been based on opening data and on promoting open action, governments have followed different directions and interpretations when it has come to implement them and development of open government has become unequal and heterogeneous. This book provides a comprehensive study of recent major developments of open government around the world, and analyzes the importance of open government efforts for public governance, making it of interest to academics and practitioners worldwide.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Open Governments and Their Cultural Transitions

    Sanz, Esteve

    Pages 1-15

  • E-Government Practices in South American Countries: Echoing a Global Trend or Really Improving Governance? The Experiences of Colombia, Chile, and Brazil

    Sanabria, Pablo (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Can Open-Government Models Contribute to More Collaborative Ways of Governance?

    Karamagioli, Evika (et al.)

    Pages 37-50

  • Open Government in the Basque Country

    Ramilo Araujo, Mentxu (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Design and Implementation of Open-Government Initiatives at the Sub-National Level: Lessons from Italian Cases

    Trivellato, Benedetta (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Government
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Challenges for Public Governance
Editors
  • Mila Gascó-Hernández
Series Title
Public Administration and Information Technology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9563-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9563-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9562-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5426-1
Series ISSN
2512-1812
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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