Open Data Politics: Building a Research Framework

  • Maxat KassenEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)


The purpose of this chapter is to provide a brief introduction to the concept of open data politics and its key terms, which are actively used in other parts of the book, especially in understanding its fundamental elements such as phenomena of open data, open data platforms, open data-driven projects, open government, e-government, and e-participation, as well as its key political and socioeconomic values such as transparency of government, civic engagement, public–private partnership, public sector innovations, and digital democracy. Another goal of the chapter is to develop a conceptual framework for the empirical analysis. The framework is built in accordance with key research questions and analytical approaches that shape conceptually the methodology of the case study investigation hereinafter. In particular, the author explains why these topics are important and relevant as part of the current research on open data to propose new policy agendas in academic and professional literature. Also, he tries to justify the use of descriptive analysis to address the chosen research questions, especially in understanding different institutional stakeholders, their perspectives on open data policies, and operation of related networking platforms at different institutional levels of government.


Open data Open data politics Public values Conceptual framework Theoretical analysis 


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  1. 1.Eurasian Humanities InstituteAstanaKazakhstan

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