Open Government

You can read 8 chapters of O’Reilly Media’s “Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice” for free.

Book Description

What is open government? In the most basic sense, it’s the notion that the people have the right to access the documents and proceedings of government. The idea that the public has a right to scrutinize and participate in government dates at least to the Enlightenment, and is enshrined in both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Its principles are recognized in virtually every democratic country on the planet.


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  • Engineering Good Government
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  • Online Deliberation and Civic Intelligence
  • Open Government and Open Society

Book Details

Author(s): Daniel Lathrop and Laurel Ruma
Format(s): PDF (2.20 MB)
Number of pages: 143
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