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Parliamentary Open Data in Scandinavia

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Department of Business, History and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway, 3679 Notodden, Norway
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Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Department of Information Systems and Digitalization, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping, Sweden
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Computers 2019, 8(3), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/computers8030065
Received: 18 August 2019 / Revised: 4 September 2019 / Accepted: 4 September 2019 / Published: 6 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Systems - EMCIS 2018)
This article presents a case study on the use of open data in the Scandinavian parliaments (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark). While the three countries have all opened the gates and provided access to data—for example, on the voting in parliament, debates, and notes from meetings in committees—the uptake and use of data outside the parliaments is limited. While journalists and academia are users of the open data, hackathons and third-party portals are at an explorative level. Still, there are indicators that hackathons can enhance democracy, and parliamentary data can increase political transparency. View Full-Text
Keywords: open data; big data; parliament; case study open data; big data; parliament; case study
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Berntzen, L.; Johannessen, M.R.; Andersen, K.N.; Crusoe, J. Parliamentary Open Data in Scandinavia. Computers 2019, 8, 65.

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