opendatastudy

Research on Open Data and Transparency

ESF Workshop Bibliography

Theory

Heald, David. (2012) ‘Why is transparency about public expenditure so elusive?’ International Review of Administrative Sciences 78.1 (2012): 30-49. http://www.davidheald.com/publications/ftiras.pdf (see also his discussion of transparency as an intrinsic value from 2006 here).

Meijer, A. (2013). Understanding the complex dynamics of transparency. Public Administration Review, 73(3), 429-439 http://www.transparencyconference.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Meijer.pdf

Meijer, A. J., Curtin, D., & Hillebrandt, M. (2012). Open government: connecting vision and voice. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 78(1), 10-29.

Bannister, F., & Connolly, R. (2011). The Trouble with Transparency: A Critical Review of Openness in e‐Government. Policy & Internet, 3(1), 1-30. http://www.astrid-online.com/E-governme/Studi-e-ri/Bannister_Connolly_Policy-Internet_1_2011.pdf

Yu, Harlan and Robinson, David G., The New Ambiguity of ‘Open Government’ (February 28, 2012). 59 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 178 (2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2012489 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2012489

Roberts, Alasdair S., Transparency in Troubled Times (October 23, 2012). Tenth World Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute, November 2012; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper 12-35. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2153986

Empirical Work

EU

Hillebrandt, Maarten Zbigniew and Curtin, Deirdre and Meijer, Albert, Transparency in the Council of Ministers of the EU: An Institutional Approach (October 25, 2012). European Law Journal, forthcoming (2013, vol. 19, issue 5. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2166871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2166871

Ireland

 McDonagh, Maeve, Access to Local Government Information in Ireland: Attitudes of Decision-Makers (July 1, 2010). Open Government: A Journal on Freedom of Information, 6 (6):1-20, (2010) . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2153666

FOI users

Price, S (2003) The Official Information Act 1982: A Window on Government or Curtains Drawn? http://www.medialawjournal.co.nz/downloads/OP_Price.pdf

Roberts, Alasdair S., Preliminary Analysis of Data Relating to the Processing of Freedom of Information Act Requests Received by the UK Ministry of Defence (May 10, 2009). Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-27. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1390707 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1390707

MPs’ expenses (and behavioural impact of information)

Pattie, C., & Johnston, R. (2012). The electoral impact of the UK 2009 MPs’ expenses scandal. Political Studies, 60(4), 730-750.

Vivyan, N., Wagner, M., & Tarlov, J. (2012). Representative misconduct, voter perceptions and accountability: Evidence from the 2009 House of Commons expenses scandal. Electoral studies, 31(4), 750-763.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3617916/

India                         

Raag/CES (2014) Peoples’ Monitoring of the RTI Regime in India 2011-13 http://nebula.wsimg.com/93c4b1e26eb3fbd41782c6526475ed79?AccessKeyId=52EBDBA4FE710433B3D8&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Right to Information Assessment and Analysis Group and National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (Raag/NCPRI) (2009) Safeguarding the Right to Information – Report of the People’s RTI Assessment 2008. New Delhi: NCPRI http://www.freedominfo.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/india-safeguarding-executivesummary.pdf (this is the huge study of Indian RTI)

Roberts, Alasdair S., A Great and Revolutionary Law? The First Four Years of India’s Right to Information Act (March 12, 2010). Public Administration Review, Vol, 70, No.6, November/December 2010; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-02. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1527858

Banerjee, A., Kumar, S., Pande, R. and Su, F. (2010). ‘Do informed voters make better choices? Experimental evidence from urban India’. Unpublished manuscript. www.povertyactionlab.org/node/2764

Webb, Martin. 2013. Disciplining the everyday state and society? Anti-corruption and Right to Information activism in Delhi. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 47(3), pp. 363-393. ISSN 0069-9667

Experiments

de Fine Licht, J., Naurin, D., Esaiasson, P., & Gilljam, M. (2011). Does transparency generate legitimacy? An experimental study of procedure acceptance of open-and closed-door decision-making. QoG Working Paper Series, 2011(8), 8.  http://www.sahlgrenska.gu.se/digitalAssets/1357/1357850_2011_8_licht_naurin_esaiasson_gilljam.pdf

de Fine Licht, J. Magic Wand or Pandora’s Box? (PhD) http://www.imh.liu.se/halso-och-sjukvardsanalys/prioriteringscentrum/publikationer/om-prioriteringscentrum-aktuella-nyheter-rapporter-mm/jenny-de-fine-richts-avhandling/1.594593/Dissertation_deFineLicht.pdf 

Grimmelikhuijsen, S. G., & Meijer, A. J. (2014). Effects of transparency on the perceived trustworthiness of a government organization: Evidence from an online experiment. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,24(1), 137-157. http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/302881

Peisakhin, Leonid V. and Pinto, Paul, Is Transparency an Effective Anti-Corruption Strategy? Evidence from a Field Experiment in India (September 23, 2010). Regulation & Governance, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 261-280, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1734842

Other Analysis

Wider work on openness/participation

Work on e-petitions using idea of ‘chaos’

Hale, S. A., Margetts, H., & Yasseri, T. (2013, May). Petition growth and success rates on the UK No. 10 Downing Street website. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual ACM Web Science Conference (pp. 132-138). ACM http://arxiv.org/pdf/1304.0588.pdf

Hale, S., Margetts, H., & Yasseri, T. (2013). Paper to the Annual Conference of the UK Political Studies Association Cardiff Wales 25-27 March, 2013.http://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/1050_571_0.pdf

Wikileaks, Leaks and Technology

Roberts, Alasdair S., WikiLeaks: The Illusion of Transparency (June 2, 2011). International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2012; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-19. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1801343 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1801343

Pozen, David, The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns and Condones Unlawful Disclosures of Information (October 30, 2013). Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming; Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 13-341. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2223703

Levine, David S., The Social Layer of Freedom of Information Law (February 29, 2012). North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 101, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2013465

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