Open Government

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How can governments become more open and transparent, while simultaneously dealing with various challenges, such as data sensitivity? How can open government data be made available to improve public policy making? Which technologies are available to make governments more open and  use open government data?

Governments all over the world aim to become more open and transparent in order to establish closer ties with their constituents. However, releasing government data involves complex challenges and poses two major concerns. First, many different participants are involved and there are various dependencies between them, and second, the technologies that support open government are fragmented. In addition, it is unclear how different contexts should alter the best practices for open government.

This course explores the foundations and objectives of Open Government and examines current developments, including the o...

How can governments become more open and transparent, while simultaneously dealing with various challenges, such as data sensitivity? How can open government data be made available to improve public policy making? Which technologies are available to make governments more open and  use open government data?

Governments all over the world aim to become more open and transparent in order to establish closer ties with their constituents. However, releasing government data involves complex challenges and poses two major concerns. First, many different participants are involved and there are various dependencies between them, and second, the technologies that support open government are fragmented. In addition, it is unclear how different contexts should alter the best practices for open government.

This course explores the foundations and objectives of Open Government and examines current developments, including the opening and reuse of governmental data such as the release of data by governments in America and Europe.

This course will empower you by helping you grasp the key principles surrounding open government.

The topics of the course are applied to concrete cases, which you will be asked to analyze and discuss with your peers.

This course may be of interest to the following:

  • Students interested in the basics of open government, in data-driven governance and data-driven research
  • Professionals or researchers working on open government research and interested in strategies and challenges for opening governments
  • Professionals or researchers working on open data research or open data initiatives
  • Professionals and researchers working on topics related to public values, including transparency and privacy, in a governmental context
  • Senior administrators, policy advisors, government officials or agency members, who are interested in how ICTs change governments and how ICTs can be used in public administrations

 

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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aimee whitcroft

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Lovely course, and great to have access to so many usually-paywalled papers on the subject! It was also a great way too validate my existing knowledge of the subject, and hear about what other countries are up to in this space :)
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Vitaliy Sharlay

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 8 months ago
Trilled by promo video and interested what's inside the course. Especial interest to me how open governance is connected to citizens and public consultations.
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David Calton

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3 years, 6 months ago
Awesome, did not know it was even possible to study this topic. Nice introduction with advanced materials and readings.
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3 years, 8 months ago
The content is much useful for democrating the world. With open government, i think citizen and governement can colaborating for build the country together.
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