citizen participation

Call for Chapter Proposals: Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency

Editors

Carlos E. Jiménez, (IEEE eGovernment, Department of Justice of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Spain)

Mila Gascó, (Institute of Public Governance and Management and Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management, ESADE Business School, Spain)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015

Full Chapters Due: June 30, 2015

Introduction

On January 2009, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government that declares the new Administration’s commitment to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government and establishing a system linking three principles: transparency, public participation and collaboration. Since then, public administrations around the world have embarked on open government initiatives and have worked to redefine their relationship with citizens and with each other. The benefits attributed to open government are many. They include the claims that open government leads to more effective decision making and services, safeguards against corruption, enables public scrutiny, and promotes citizens’ trust in government, included better achievements of effectiveness, efficiency or accountability.

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