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Open government and public participation: Issues and challenges in creating public value

Open government and public participation: Issues and challenges in creating public value Information Polity 17 (2012) 77–81 DOI 10.3233/IP-2012-0274 IOS Press Introduction Luis F. Luna-Reyesa,∗ and Soon Ae Chunb Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Business School, Santa Catarina Martir, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico b City University of New York, Staten Island, NY, USA a Fundacion 1. Introduction This special issue includes a collection of seven papers presented at the 12th Annual Conference on Digital Government Research dg.o 2011. The papers selected for this special issue are all closely related to the topic of Open Government. The idea of open government is not new [1]. However, as several of the papers in this special issue point out, the idea of open government has captured world-wide interest, partly because of the open government initiative launched by President’s Obama administration, but also because of the development of new technologies that increase the possibilities of accessing information, as well as possibilities of collaborating in innovative ways to make better use of available information [2]. However, there is an important difference between the traditional approach to open government and the current, renewed one. While the traditional approach emphasized transparency, current approaches also involve key elements of participation, collaboration and innovation [2,3]. In this way, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Open government and public participation: Issues and challenges in creating public value

Information Polity , Volume 17 (2) – Jan 1, 2012

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2012 by IOS Press, Inc
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1570-1255
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1875-8754
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10.3233/IP-2012-0274
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Information Polity 17 (2012) 77–81 DOI 10.3233/IP-2012-0274 IOS Press Introduction Luis F. Luna-Reyesa,∗ and Soon Ae Chunb Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Business School, Santa Catarina Martir, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico b City University of New York, Staten Island, NY, USA a Fundacion 1. Introduction This special issue includes a collection of seven papers presented at the 12th Annual Conference on Digital Government Research dg.o 2011. The papers selected for this special issue are all closely related to the topic of Open Government. The idea of open government is not new [1]. However, as several of the papers in this special issue point out, the idea of open government has captured world-wide interest, partly because of the open government initiative launched by President’s Obama administration, but also because of the development of new technologies that increase the possibilities of accessing information, as well as possibilities of collaborating in innovative ways to make better use of available information [2]. However, there is an important difference between the traditional approach to open government and the current, renewed one. While the traditional approach emphasized transparency, current approaches also involve key elements of participation, collaboration and innovation [2,3]. In this way,

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Published: Jan 1, 2012

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