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Volume 11 Issue 1 / Dec 2013  pp181‑322

Editor: Frank Bannister

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000 Editorial Dec 13.pdf  pp181‑182

Frank Bannister

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Virtual Acts of Balance!: Virtual Technologies of Knowledge‑Management as co‑Produced by Social Intentions and Technical Limitations  pp183‑197

Anders Koed Madsen

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Challenging Organizational Issues When Municipal Contact Centers are Implemented in Sweden  pp198‑209

Irene Bernhard, Kerstin Grundén

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A Mobile Solution for an Inclusive Public Distribution System in India  pp210‑227

Shashank Garg, Krishna Sundar

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Online Social Networking, Order and Disorder  pp228‑239

Russell Lock, Louise Cooke, Tom jackson

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Public‑Sector Reform, E‑Government and the Search for Excellence in Africa: Experiences from Uganda  pp240‑251

Prince Karakire Guma

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Challenges to the Successful Implementation of e‑Government Initiatives in Sub‑Saharan Africa: A Literature Review  pp252‑266

Quinta Nven-akeng Nkohkwo, M. Sirajul Islam

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The level of e‑Government implementation: Case of Malawi  pp267‑278

Frank Makoza

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Online Transparency for Accountability: One Assessing Model and two Applications  pp279‑291

Rui Pedro Lourenço

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Abstract

Abstract: This paper proposes, in the context of Open Government, a model to assess how public sector entities are taking advantage of the Internet as an information disclosure tool and a means to promote transparency, specifically in what concerns the us e of public resources (input transparency for accountability). The assessment model and resulting Transparency Index gives particular attention to the disclosure of detailed (disaggregated) data according to the principles of Open Government Data, nam ely by valuing data visibility, adequate format for further processing, and the autonomous presentation of individual information items. Subsequently, the paper demonstrates the applicability of the proposed model by carrying out two assessment exercises on two subsets of Portuguese and Italian municipalities. Results show that, all in all, the municipalities analysed do not yet disclose enough information useful for accountability processes and they do not take advantage of the Internet potential to make the data provided more visible and re‑usable by citizens and local stakeholders. Alone, high‑level policy directives, governmental requirements and national legislation guaranteeing access to information are not enough to ensure public entities (municip alities in particular) disclose all the relevant data, and therefore specific guidelines are needed. 

 

Keywords: Keywords: Accountability, Input transparency assessment, Internet, Open Government

 

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Conceptualization of an integrated indicator model for the evaluation of e‑government policies  pp292‑306

Dalibor Stanimirovic

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Challenges In Information Systems Procurement in the Public Sector  pp307‑322

Carl Erik Moe, Tero Päivärinta

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