Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice
by Daniel Lathrop, Laurel Ruma
Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2010
Number of pages: 431
In a world where web services can make real-time data accessible to anyone, how can the government leverage this openness to improve its operations and increase citizen participation and awareness? Through a collection of essays and case studies, leading visionaries and practitioners both inside and outside of government share their ideas on how to achieve and direct this emerging world of online collaboration, transparency, and participation.
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by Chris Bateman - ETC Press
In this challenge to contemporary concepts of objectivity, four figures of knowledge -- the Wikipedia, scientific experiments, anonymous peer review, and education -- are investigated in order to question the way we understand the world around us.
by Annika Richterich - University of Westminster Press
This book highlights that the capacity for gathering vast amounts of digital data raises significant ethical issues. Richterich provides a systematic overview of the field of critical data studies that reflects on practices of digital data analysis.
by Brian Martin - Freedom Press
Power tends to corrupt, and information power is no exception. The book analyses the corruptions of power in crucial current areas in the information society: mass media, intellectual property, surveillance, bureaucracies, defamation and research.
by Max Giovagnoli - ETC Press
The book describes the use of the imagery and techniques shared by producers, authors and audiences of the entertainment, information and brand communication industries as they create and develop their stories in this new, interactive ecosystem.