Open government: connecting vision and voice

  title={Open government: connecting vision and voice},
  author={Albert Jacob Meijer and Deirdre Curtin and Maarten Hillebrandt},
  journal={International Review of Administrative Sciences},
  pages={10 - 29}
The term open government is often used to describe initiatives of putting government information on the Internet. This conceptualization is too restricted since open government is not only about openness in informational terms (vision) but also about openness in interactive terms (voice). On the basis of an analysis of 103 articles, this article provides insight into the concepts of openness, transparency and participation, their interactions, and the manner in which they have been discussed in… 

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