Hack, Mash & Peer: Crowdsourcing Government Transparency

  title={Hack, Mash \& Peer: Crowdsourcing Government Transparency},
  author={Jerry Brito},
  journal={IO: Theory},
  • Jerry Brito
  • Published 21 October 2007
  • Political Science
  • IO: Theory
In order to hold government accountable for its actions, citizens must know what those actions are. To that end, they must insist that government act openly and transparently to the greatest extent possible. In the Twenty-First Century, this entails making its data available online and easy to access. If government data is made available online in useful and flexible formats, citizens will be able to utilize modern Internet tools to shed light on government activities. Such tools include… 

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