9(2) CeDEM Issue (Edited by Qinfeng Zhu and Noella Edelmann)
The second issue of JeDEM in 2017, co-edited with Qinfeng Zhu from City University of Hong Kong, is out now!
This yearly issue is known as the “CeDEM issue”. It traditionally presents some of the best papers from the Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government (CeDEM) held earlier on in the year, and also includes the best papers from the sister conference CeDEM Asia 2016 held in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
This time, JeDEM focuses on “Open Government and the Open Government Partnership (OGP)”. It contributes to the ongoing dialogue regarding the impact of the OGP on the way that openness is unfolding worldwide. This issue comprises one invited article, three research articles, and one reflection.
Open Access: You can access JeDEM free of charge, and also comment on the articles. We hope you enjoy this special issue of JeDEM and wish you a nice reading time, maybe during the holidays or afterwards.
After more than 1/2 day spent in the air, I arrived to Quito to attend the ICEDEG 2017 chaired by Andreas Meier (University of Fribourg, CH) and Luis Terán (University of Fribourg, CH & Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), EC).
Ivo Babaja: Open Government and National Sovereignity
The International Open Data (OD) Charter developed by GGP (Open Government Partnerships) and international organizations declares that OD should be made available to the widest of users by anyone, anywhere. This is included in some national legislations. on the other hand this principle stands in clear opposition to the principle of national sovereignity. OD initiatives could be perceived as disruptive innovations. Assessing e-government initiatives from the point of disruptive businesses, they can be evaluated using two factors: impact (how much it changes the system) and rationality (how much the impact is reasonable). Rationality is actually not existent, and impact is presumed to be low. The global openness request stands in opposition to our “competitive edge”. It may also introduce uncertainty about the ultimate goals of the e-government process and ideas.
Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen: E-government and governance: The Danish-Japanese timelines and models compared
We look forward to opening a new forum in Daegu, South Korea for exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of citizen engagement, e-democracy, internet freedom, open government, cybersecurity, smart cities and other emerging topics. CeDEM Asia 2016 seeks to critically analyse present and future developments in the field, with a special focus on the following themes:
Track: Social media and citizen participation
Social movements and citizen networks
Online campaigning and elections
Digital divide and literacy
Social media, citizen mobilization & engagement; Sustainability of e-participation
Social media-enabled crisis and disaster management
Track: E-government and e-democracy
ICTs and their use for governmental transformation
Open data, transparency, participation and collaboration in government
Cultures of governance, access and openness, crowdsourcing for government
Roles of policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists in facilitating open governance
Electronic identity, Internet freedom and censorship; Surveillance, privacy, and cyber-security
Cross-border interoperability of e-government artefacts – approaches and standards
Track: Smart cities and emerging topics
Becoming a smart city: Best practices, failures and practical challenges
Successful technologies for integrating all dimensions of human, collective, and artificial intelligence within the city
The internet of things and co-production; Interoperability
Relations of innovative technologies, democratic societies & concepts of “Smartness“
The social implications of technology, social cities, the best options for citizens, avoiding the negative impacts of technology
Smart cities, citizen science and urban informatics