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Smart government, citizen participation and open data

Smart government, citizen participation and open data Information Polity 19 (2014) 1­4 DOI 10.3233/IP-140334 IOS Press Editorial Sehl Melloulia,, Luis F. Luna-Reyesb and Jing Zhangc of Business Administration, Information Systems Department, Université Laval, PQ, Canada Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Business School, Santa Catarina Martir, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico c Graduate School of Management, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA b Fundacion a Faculty 1. Introduction The use of Information Technologies in government (or e-government) has evolved during the last few years to make the interactions between government and citizens (G2C), government and businesses (G2B), and inter-agency relationships (G2G) more effective, democratic and transparent [1,6,8]. Moreover, in the most recent years we have observed two important trends with an impact in all these interactions. On the one hand, governments around the world have engaged in a movement to open data with open licenses and in easier to re-use formats. On the other hand, technology ubiquity is contributing to the production of impressive amounts of data that have the potential to help us better understand complex social problems as well as to improve government relationships with citizens, private organizations, NGOs and other governments. Both trends together with a more extensive use of information technologies have been http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Smart government, citizen participation and open data

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2014 by IOS Press, Inc
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1570-1255
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1875-8754
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10.3233/IP-140334
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Information Polity 19 (2014) 1­4 DOI 10.3233/IP-140334 IOS Press Editorial Sehl Melloulia,, Luis F. Luna-Reyesb and Jing Zhangc of Business Administration, Information Systems Department, Université Laval, PQ, Canada Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Business School, Santa Catarina Martir, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico c Graduate School of Management, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA b Fundacion a Faculty 1. Introduction The use of Information Technologies in government (or e-government) has evolved during the last few years to make the interactions between government and citizens (G2C), government and businesses (G2B), and inter-agency relationships (G2G) more effective, democratic and transparent [1,6,8]. Moreover, in the most recent years we have observed two important trends with an impact in all these interactions. On the one hand, governments around the world have engaged in a movement to open data with open licenses and in easier to re-use formats. On the other hand, technology ubiquity is contributing to the production of impressive amounts of data that have the potential to help us better understand complex social problems as well as to improve government relationships with citizens, private organizations, NGOs and other governments. Both trends together with a more extensive use of information technologies have been

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Information PolityIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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