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The New Ambiguity of 'Open Government'

Harlan Yu, David G. Robinson
2012 Social Science Research Network  
New modes of citizen engagement, and new efficiencies in government services, now share the spotlight with the older goal of governmental accountability, which once had this felicitous phrase all to itself  ...  of this ambiguity.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2012489 fatcat:pb7djzrc65glpgbr3pdwxtxpry

An Analytic Framework for Open Government Policy Design Processes [chapter]

Alex Ingrams
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The paper also clarifies design concepts and best practices in a growing e-government domain, and outlines a research agenda for studying OG within organizational theory in public administration.  ...  The subcategories are then used for an in-depth literature review of policy design research that is developed into a conceptual model of OG design processes.  ...  Another common area of open government ambiguity is the conflation of collaborative ICT platforms such as social media or wikis with open government [48] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44421-5_16 fatcat:7y6kaig3mfaitpitfx5y6ebqnu

OUP accepted manuscript

2020 Perspectives on Public Management and Governance  
In public administration today, many new reform ideas mingle, offering new diagnoses of governmental problems and courses of action.  ...  We argue that these will need careful attention if the open government approach is to have any hope of succeeding.  ...  Goal Ambiguity Inherent Value Conflicts and Ambiguities In a critique called "The New Ambiguity of Open Government," Yu and Robinson (2011) Chatwin and Arku (2017, 53) wrote that "whether the ambiguity  ... 
doi:10.1093/ppmgov/gvaa001 fatcat:pbm54fl5avhq3jcl2ztwazv6xu

Open Government in Authoritarian Regimes

Karl O'Connor, Saltanat Janenova, Colin Knox
2019 International Review of Public Policy  
The result is 'half-open' government in which the more benign elements have been adopted but the vested interests of government and business elites remain largely unaffected.  ...  This paper addresses why an authoritarian state would want to adopt a policy of open government, which may first seem counter-intuitive, and tracks its outworking by examining several facets of the policy  ...  The authors wish to thank the anonymous reviews for their advice on a previous iteration of this paper. The usual disclaimer applies.  ... 
doi:10.4000/irpp.325 fatcat:2uukmm2eengi5chp5y353hrwzm

Risk frames and multiple ways of knowing: Coping with ambiguity in oil spill risk governance in the Norwegian Barents Sea

Tuuli Parviainen, Annukka Lehikoinen, Sakari Kuikka, Päivi Haapasaari
2019 Environmental Science and Policy  
A B S T R A C T The opening of new areas for offshore drilling in the Arctic is highly controversial.  ...  Finally, we suggest that the rigorous examination and the unveiling of ambiguity may help developing deliberative risk governance measures and moving towards sustainability transformations.  ...  The work by AL and SK was supported by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland, under the project "Creative adaptation to wicked socioenvironmental disruptions" (WISE) (decision  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2019.04.009 fatcat:qblp6r5n2ne23ae66ufoljamju

The Politics of Transparency: Ambiguity and the Liberalization of International Finance [chapter]

Jacqueline Best
2003 Turbulence and New Directions in Global Political Economy  
This chapter begins from the premise that every mode of financial governance must come to terms with the problems of economic ambiguity, whether in the form of informational uncertainty, contestation over  ...  I will then consider several major trends in contemporary financial governance, and suggest that the move to financial liberalization has created as many new ambiguities as it has resolved, and has proven  ...  transparency is thus not so much a call for less governmental involvement in the global economy, but rather a demand for a different kind of governance.  ... 
doi:10.1057/9781403918451_8 fatcat:u224moxobnhuxjobiydbrx5wru

Let's Talk: What FinReg Can Learn from New Governance (and Vice Versa)

Kimberly D. Krawiec
2019 Law and Social Inquiry  
In particular, three factors that Edelman identifies as contributing to legal endogeneity and symbolic compliance—ambiguous law, a lack of clear outcome measures, and the presence of legal intermediaries—are  ...  Edelman's work reinforces the point that they may also do so ex post through an endogenous process of interpretation, implementation, and, ultimately, enshrinement of symbolic compliance with ambiguous  ...  NEW GOVERNANCE AND FINANCIAL REGULATION These new governance debates have played a surprisingly minor role in financial regulation circles, considering the ubiquity of new governance (and, particularly  ... 
doi:10.1017/lsi.2019.54 fatcat:iliymmgwwzg2rgkdr5u7bgbmwi

Resilience in peacebuilding: Contesting uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity

Ana E. Juncos
2018 Contemporary Security Policy  
Disclosure statement No potential conflict of interest was reported by the author.  ...  The content reflects only the author's views, and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.  ...  Resilience as neoliberal governmentality The new focus on risk and resilience at the international level has been linked to particular forms of governance (Best, 2008; O'Malley, 2004) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/13523260.2018.1491742 fatcat:3lksvd24tnalvicpmcs6o37bti

Open Data Stakeholders: Civil Society [chapter]

C Wilson
2019 Zenodo  
Chapter 24 in the book The State of Open Data: Histories and Horizons.  ...  These new challenges require new ways of thinking and working in the context of open data.  ...  Domain-level ambiguity in popular discourse is likely the most obvious example of this as evidenced by regular equivocation between open data, open government data, and open government.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2677789 fatcat:qzahlm5ux5cg7ddgu5mpzctu7q

Open skies, closed markets: Future games in the negotiation of international air transport

Cornelia Woll
2012 Review of International Political Economy  
In particular, increasing the flexibility of the agreement allowed negotiators to escape present-day constituent pressures by remaining ambiguous and betting on shifting coalitions.  ...  How can we explain an international agreement that appears to run counter to the declared objectives of one of the key players?  ...  Afterwards, the 2007 agreement created new opportunities that enlarged the coalition in support of transatlantic open skies. As a consequence, ambiguity was no longer needed in 2010.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09692290.2011.633484 fatcat:ti43cto2nbcevd3wedtuph6eju

Policy windows, ambiguity and Commission entrepreneurship: explaining the relaunch of the European Union's economic reform agenda

Paul Copeland, Scott James
2013 Journal of European Public Policy  
Using the multiple streams framework we argue that the new Europe 2020 strategy which emerged is a product of two overlapping policy windows which opened suddenly in the problem stream (the Greek sovereign  ...  The article contributes to understanding policy change under conditions of ambiguity by demonstrating the causal significance of key temporal and ideational dynamics: the timing of policy windows; access  ...  Although yielding few surprises, the consultation process acted as a powerful feedback mechanism, signalling to policy-makers that a new policy window had opened (as national governments welcomed the reframing  ... 
doi:10.1080/13501763.2013.800789 fatcat:6fifacmxbzfkznfwuisjzik72q

Page 1805 of The Insurance Law Journal Vol. 89, Issue 6 [page]

1937 The Insurance Law Journal  
to indemnify assured against that liability, ambiguities raised by other clauses must be resolved so as to give effect to the dominant purpose of the policies.  ...  Co. of New York. (S. D.) .  ... 

Strategic ambiguity as a discourse practice: the role of keywords in the discourse on 'sustainable' biotechnology

S. Leitch, S. Davenport
2007 Discourse Studies  
Our analysis focused on the intertextual relationships between five documents intended by the Government to guide the development of biotechnology in New Zealand.  ...  Through our analysis we identified 'sustainability' as a keyword and three major roles for the deployment of the discourse strategy of strategic ambiguity in the use of this keyword.  ...  The executive summary of the OSS opened with the following paragraph: This strategy sees real opportunities for New Zealand to develop organics as an emerging sector within the broader context of New Zealand  ... 
doi:10.1177/1461445607072106 fatcat:2sbmxfbehvhvbmmygmazlzowbu

Transformations of Planning Rationales: Changing Spaces for Governance in Recent Dutch National Planning

Verena Balz, Wil Zonneveld
2018 Planning Theory & Practice  
In this paper we assess the degree of ambiguity contained in concepts outlined in Dutch national plans between 1988 and 2012.  ...  On a theoretical level, we propose a method that analyses in detail the ambiguity ("fuzzyness" or "softness") of spatial concepts.  ...  of Urbanism at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14649357.2018.1478117 fatcat:fs3ayj2hn5hodidq3vgh5v4dgy

On the meaning(s) of norms: Ambiguity and global governance in a post-hegemonic world

Thomas Linsenmaier, Dennis R. Schmidt, Kilian Spandler
2021 Review of International Studies  
This article offers a new conceptualisation of the meaning of norms in world politics.  ...  from norm ambiguity (deliberation, adjudication, uni- or multilateral fixation attempts, and ad hoc enactment) and outline their varying effects on the legitimacy and effectiveness of global governance  ...  We are grateful for the helpful comments by the three anonymous reviewers. 103  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0260210521000371 fatcat:h7y2nwhp7vafvbqrj6gzu5qgka
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