Book: Open Government. Opportunities and Challenges for Public Governance. Call for Chapters

This book, edited by Mila Gascó-Hernández, Institute of Public Governance and Management, ESADE, Barcelona (Spain), aims at shedding light on the open government concept and, in particular at:

  • Providing comprehensive knowledge of recent major developments of open government around the world.
  • Analyzing the importance of open government efforts for public governance.
  • Providing insightful analysis about those factors that are critical when designing, implementing and evaluating open government initiatives.
  • Discussing how contextual factors affect open government initiatives’ success or failure.
  • Exploring the existence of theoretical models of open government.
  • Proposing strategies to move forward and to address future challenges in an international context.

Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following: Open data, Public sector re-use of information, Open source software for open government, Social media, Interoperability, Evaluation of open government initiatives, Transparency, The CIO’s role in open government, Co-production/co-creation of public services, Open government and e-inclusion or Participation.

It is the intention of the book to include both empirical and theoretical chapters. Regarding the former, case studies of both developed and developing countries will be more than welcome. These cases may refer to examples of successful and less successful open government efforts.

Abstract submission deadline: October 31, 2012. More info, here.


Carlos E. Jimenez



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