« Open Government » is a doctrine requiring that governments commit to a high level of transparency and prvuide mechanisms for public scrutiny and supervision, so as to ensure public trust, governmental accountability and a better functioning democracy.
Yet, white the idea of «open government" is slowly but surely spreading, inter alia in Europe, America and Oceania, much remains to be done. Indeed, even in Norway, whose commitment to open government is recognized worldwide, many aspects are stil in need of improvement.
The collection of essays in this book explores these important issues and raises fundamental questions regarding the rote national parliaments play or ought to play - in promoting openness and transparency. Additionally it contains some reflections on the various ways they handle these challenges in a context of internationalization and europeanization.
The book aims at contributing to an international and constructive dialogue towards more democratic participation and transparency worldwide, especially via or with the support of the parliamentary institutions.
With preface by Russell Weaver.
Irène Bouhadana is a tenured Associate Professor at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) where she is director of the master of Digital Law. Member of the Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne (IRJS), she is also Co-Founder and Secretary-General of IMODEV, the Institut du Monde et du Développement pour la Bonne Gouvernance Publique. She writes extensively about open government, e-government and digital law issues.
William Gilles is a tenured Associate Professor (H DR) at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) where he is director of the Chair of the Americas, of the Bachelor of Public Administration, and of the Master of Digital Law. Member of the Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne (IRJS), he is also Co-Founder and President of IMODEV. He writes extensively about open government, e-government and digital Law issues.
Iris Nguyên-Duy is a postdoctoral fellow at the Law Faculty (University of Oslo). She is specialized in Comparative Public Law and writes about constitutional and administrative Law issues. She published a book on the sovereignty of the British Parliament and is now focusing on the main Legal challenges experienced bu the Norwegian Parliament in the 21st century.