Open Data = Open Government?

My attempt to track the ongoing debate...contributions, rants, and insight warmly welcomed.

#NewIFAI, towards an #OpenState in Mexico

joelsas:

For almost 20 years Mexico has had the procedures of a democracy, and today the results are clear: disappointment, and citizens lack of trust in the performance of many State institutions. Mexico is the Latin American country with the lowest preference for democracy and greatest dissatisfaction…

Open Government is an essential part of Open Policymaking.

Hmm…is that the right order of things? (From the UK government’s consultations with civil society on the Open Government Partnership.)

HT Andrew E.

(Source: opengovernment.org.uk)

Amazingly brutal honesty here: “[In Russia] Open Government is not meant to aid dialogue between the authorities and the people. It provides for dialogue of a limited number of experts with the government.”