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dc.contributor.authorSivarajah, U-
dc.contributor.authorWeerakkody, V-
dc.contributor.authorWaller, P-
dc.contributor.authorLee, H-
dc.contributor.authorIrani, Z-
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Y-
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, R-
dc.contributor.authorGlikman, Y-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 26:1-2, pp. 64 - 79, (2016)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe relationships between policies, their values and outcomes are often difficult for citizens and policy makers to assess due to the complex nature of the policy lifecycle. With the opening of data by public administrations there is now a greater opportunity for transparency, accountability and evidence-based decision making in the policy making process. In representative democracies, citizens rely on their elected representatives and local administrations to take policy decisions that address societal challenges and add value to their local communities. Citizens now have the opportunity to assess the impact and values of the policies introduced by their elected representatives and hold them accountable by utilising historical open data that is publicly available. Using a qualitative case study in a UK Local Government Authority, this paper examines how e-participation platforms and the use of open data can facilitate more factual, evidence based and transparent policy decision making and evaluation. From a theoretical stance, this paper contributes to the policy lifecycle and e-participation literature. The paper also offers valuable insights to public administrations on how open data can be utilised for evidence-based policy decision making and evaluationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work evolved in the context of the project Policy Compass (, a project co-funded by the EC within FP7, Grant agreement no: 612133.en_US
dc.format.extent64 - 79-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectDecision makingen_US
dc.subjectInformation and communications technology (ICT)en_US
dc.subjectLocal government authorityen_US
dc.subjectOpen dataen_US
dc.titleThe role of e-participation and open data in evidence-based policy decision making in local governmenten_US
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