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Open government and e-government: democratic challenges from a public value perspective

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Open government and e-government: democratic challenges from a public value perspective
We consider open government (OG) within the context of egovernment and its broader implications for the future of public administration. We argue that the current US Administration’s Open Government Initiative blurs traditional distinctions between e-democracy and e-government by incorporating historically democratic practices, now enabled by emerging technology, within administrative agencies. We consider how transparency, participation, and collaboration function as democratic practices in administrative agencies, suggesting that these processes are instrumental attributes of administrative action and decision making, rather than the objective of administrative action, as they appear to be currently treated. We propose alternatively that planning and assessing OG be addressed within a “public value” framework. The creation of public value is the goal of public organizations; through public value, public organizations meet the needs and wishes of the public with respect to subs...
Teresa M. Harrison, Santiago Guerrero, G. Brian Bu
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where DGO
Authors Teresa M. Harrison, Santiago Guerrero, G. Brian Burke, Meghan E. Cook, Anthony M. Cresswell, Natalie Helbig, Jana Hrdinová, Theresa A. Pardo
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