Open Government: Origin, Development, and Conceptual Perspectives

  title={Open Government: Origin, Development, and Conceptual Perspectives},
  author={Bernd W. Wirtz and Steven Birkmeyer},
  journal={International Journal of Public Administration},
  pages={381 - 396}
The term “open government” is frequently used in practice and science. Since President Obama’s Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies in March 2009, open government has attracted an enormous amount of public attention. It is applied by authors from diverse areas, leading to a very heterogeneous comprehension of the concept. Against this background, this article screens the current open government literature to deduce an integrative definition of open government… 
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