The polarizing power of open government — could ambiguity be the culprit?

Take out your shades because its Sunshine week. The annual event is aimed at making the government more open and transparent. But what does it mean to be open and transparent?

The terms are a bit ambiguous…and we all know ambiguity can be polarizing…especially in politics.

So we set out to get some clarity on the subject.

Harlan Yu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. He has written a new paper, “The New Ambiguity of ‘Open Government.” He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER show why everyone has a VERY different interpretation of what open government is.
Open Government with Harlan Yu and Chris Dorobek by cdorobek

So is ambiguity the problem with open government? Should we make one universal definition?

To listen to Harlan’s full interview you can catch the full radio show at GovLoop Insights or your can subscribe to our itunes channel.

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