Open government ideologies in post-soviet countries

Lindgren, T., Ekenberg, L. ORCID:, Nouri, J., Talantsev, A., & Hansson, K. (2016). Open government ideologies in post-soviet countries. International Journal of Electronic Governance 8 (3) 256-272. 10.1504/IJEG.2016.10002287.

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Most research in research areas like e-government, e-participation and open government assumes a democratic norm. The open government (OG) concept is commonly based on a general liberal and deliberative ideology emphasising transparency, access, participation and collaboration, but were also innovation and accountability are promoted. In this paper, we outline a terminology and suggest a method for how to investigate the concept more systematically in different policy documents, with a special emphasis on post-soviet countries. The result shows that the main focus in this regions OG policy documents is on freedom of information and accountability, and to a lesser extent on collaboration, while other aspects, such as diversity and innovation, are more rarely mentioned, if at all.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: open government; e-government; e-participation; democracy; diversity; deliberation; freedom of information; accountability; interoperability; post-Soviet countries; electronic government; electronic participation; online participation; collaboration; innovation
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:28

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