by Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán — published in 2011

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e-Journal of e-Democracy & Open Government

Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (Autonomous University of the State of Mexico), Instituto Literario No. 100. Toluca, México

Abstract: The recent trend of open government in the world has created an avalanche of initiatives, metrics, and research paths. However these directions are usually random and dispersed. Governments around the world understand the trend with different perspectives, focus and theoretical approaches. Nevertheless the open government perspective is evolving step by step. This paper proposes an assessment framework to contribute on the line of reflection and understanding of open government initiatives. It also helps policymakers, stakeholders, practitioners and scholars to improve this field and spend public resources in a more accurate way. The paper is structured as follows: an introductory section that leads to the open government problem and the different directions it may take; a second section of literature review; a third section of the model proposal and a final section of discussion and future research.


Academic sector, Political/Regulatory/Legal, open government, access to information, e-democracy