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Born 24th June 1971.

Occupation: Engineer

I live in Washington city (DC)

My fear: Hoplophobia

My info: The progressive ideals behind Open Government Data are being used to further interests of the neoliberal state

A range of social actors are pushing for Open Government Data, from open research advocates to the private sector, resulting in a complex and contested landscape. Jo Bates examines recent developments on how the government have been able to use the rhetoric of transparency for political ends, paving the way for the implementation of long term austerity. She argues we cannot make assumptions about the benefits of ‘openness' and must continue to revisit the data infrastructure and governance framework. (...)

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