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…
Possibly the best summary I’ve seven seen explaining the distinctions and similarities between e-gov, open data, and open government.
This is wrong
Nice piece exploring the tension between open data and open government in the UK
in which former South African minister Jay Naidoo beautifully conflates open data with open government
Really nice comment from Dan Beverly (@dbevarly) on this thread; worth the read.
John S. Bracken @jsb (December 21 2012)
YOUR city officials use paper: nominee, #opengov photo of year: @chicagocdo @brettgoldstein thinks out loud. @danoneil http://www.flickr.com/photos/juggernautco/8291328545/in/photostream
Nice look at how access to technology may exacerbate power differentials rather than ameliorate them. HT Andrew
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.
This morning, US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park announced the first class of “Presidential Innovation Fellows.”
“The Presidential Innovation Fellows program leverages the ingenuity of leading problem solvers from across America together with federal innovators to tackle projects that aim to…
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.”