Open Governments and Their Cultural Transitions

  • Esteve SanzEmail author
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 4)


This chapter explores, through the lenses of social theory, the interaction between Internet culture (the culture of openness) and the bureaucratic culture of secrecy. After a theoretical and conceptual discussion around the meaning of Internet culture, the chapter uses the case study of the “Open Government” policy of the Obama administration to explore its central research questions: Is the cultural code “openness/closeness” penetrating the core of the bureaucratic culture?


Open government Cultural analysis Obama administration 


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  1. 1.Thomson Reuters FellowYale Law SchoolNew HavenUSA

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