Title: A critical study of electronic participation, transparency and open data in two Latin American countries

Authors: Jorge Lheureux De Freitas; Marie Anne Macadar; Éder Henriqson

Addresses: Business School – FACE, PUCRS, School of Business, Av Ipiranga, 6681, P50, 09619-900 - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' The COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rua Pascoal Lemme, 355 - Cidade Universitária, 21941-918 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil ' Business School – FACE, PUCRS, School of Business, Av Ipiranga, 6681, P50/S1002, 09619-900 - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Abstract: This study compares two Latin American open government programs by focusing on electronic participation, transparency and open data practices in light of the theory of communicative action (TCA). The results show potential faults in the electronic participation and open data programs when substantial resources are not aligned with the governments' speeches and political wills. In addition, the investigation illustrates the value of adopting the TCA to investigate open programs from a critical perspective as a viable way to expand such research to other countries, portray the status quo of open government and improve policy making.

Keywords: eParticipation; open government; TCA; theory of communicative action.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2020.109544

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2020 Vol.12 No.2, pp.141 - 165

Accepted: 06 Mar 2019
Published online: 25 Aug 2020 *

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