opendatastudy

Research on Open Data and Transparency

My Research

Below is a selection of my work on Open Data and Transparency

Papers, Publications and Evidence

Open Data 

Worthy, Ben, The Impact of Open Data in the UK: Complex, Unpredictable and Political (March 5, 2015). Public Administration 93 (3): 788-805, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2806876

Worthy, Ben, Making Transparency Stick: The Complex Dynamics of Open Data (September 17, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2497659

Worthy, Ben, ‘David Cameron’s Transparency Revolution? The Impact of Open Data in the UK’ (November 29, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2361428

Worthy, Ben ‘Evidence to PASC on the Aims of Open Data’ http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/WrittenEvidence.svc/EvidenceHtml/3924

Worthy, Ben ‘Evidence to PASC on the Impact of Open Data’  http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/WrittenEvidence.svc/EvidenceHtml/1511

Freedom of Information

Worthy, Ben and John, Peter and Vannoni, Matia, Transparency at the Parish Pump: A Field Experiment to Measure the Effectiveness of Freedom of Information Requests (December 4, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2699198

Worthy, Ben, Freedom of Information and the Media (September 12, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2837762

Worthy, Ben and Hazell, Robert, Disruptive, Dynamic and Democratic? Ten Years of Freedom of Information in the UK (December 28, 2015). Parliamentary Affairs, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2708768

Worthy, Ben and Hazell, Robert, The Impact of the Freedom of Information Act in the UK (August 26, 2013). Nigel Bowles, James T Hamilton, David Levy (eds) Transparency in Politics and the Media: Accountability and Open Government, London: L.B. Tauris, 31-45, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2487541

Worthy, Ben, ‘Does FOI Work? The Impact of Freedom of Information on Local And Central Government in England ‘(December 6, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2364281

Michener, Greg and Worthy, Ben, ‘From Fishing to Experimentation: Transparency as Information-Gathering a Typology and Framework for Analysis’ (October 4, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2366707

Worthy, Ben and Hazell, Robert, ‘The Sword: How MPs and Peers Have Used Freedom of Information in the UK’ (January 6, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2364312

Hazell, R., & Worthy, B. (2010). ‘Assessing the Performance of Freedom of Information’. Government Information Quarterly27(4), 352-359. See here

Worthy, Ben, Hazell, Robert, Amos, Jim and Bourke, Gabrielle (2012) ‘Written evidence from the Constitution Unit, University College London on the Impact of FOI’ see here

Reports

Worthy, Ben, Hazell, Robert, Amos, Jim and Bourke, Gabrielle (2011). Town Hall Transparency? The Impact of FOI on Local Government in England.London: Constitution Unit available here

Worthy, Ben and Bourke, Gabrielle. (2011). The Sword and the Shield: The use of FOI by Parliamentarians and the Impact of FOI on Parliament. Constitution Unit: London available here

Talks and Presentations

Talk at the ODI on the Impact of Open Data in the UK http://theodi.org/blog/guest-blog-opening-local-government-spending-was-it-worth-it

Video of a presentation comparing Finnish and UK transparency at the Finnish Institute in May 2013 see here

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