Post: 6 September 2015 Last week on Twitter (from whence all things open data begin) Lawrence Serewicz drew our attention to the launch of Power Search, a new search engine for political campaign contribution data for California, and asked: As covered by …

Do we need a better open data tool for UK political donations? Read more »

Annie goes with her convictions. She has strongly held beliefs about the world, and holds on to evidence that backs them up. She’s not certain about everything of course, but she gets most of her information from a limited range …

Navigating the choppy waters of… Read more »

The internet is often hailed for its promise and role played in political change. Now anyone can blog or Tweet. Social media has played a major role in democratic uprisings around the world and ending political careers domestically. Likewise, open …

Open data & open government – a new paradigm? Read more »

OpenAus is a new project in financial and political transparency for Australia. OpenAus relies on ‘open data’. Open data is data (usually published by governments) that is made available free for re-use for commercial or non-commercial uses. OpenAus takes financial …

OpenAus Overview & Call to Action Read more »

It’s now a good few years since academic publishers put in place differential pricing arrangements for developing economies in Africa. And although a complex transition is still in place a large number of academic publications are freely available through Creative …

Open data and the politics of scholarly practice Read more »

Robyn Caplan is one of ten 2015 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight critical themes and on-going debates raised during the …

On the geopolitics of “platforms” Read more »

This post originally appeared on NDI’s DemocracyWorks blog. The Third International Open Data Conference in Ottawa last week brought together more than 1,000 open data advocates from a diverse array of countries and professional backgrounds to discuss open government and …

The open data community comes together to talk data, power, politics Read more »

I was invited to give a talk at a conference on the “Politics of Big Data” at King’s College London, which took place yesterday. I spoke about “Digital Transparency and the Politics of Open Data” and gave an overview of …

Talk on “Digital Transparency and the Politics of Open Data” at King’s College London, 8th May 2015 Read more »

Openpolis, a political watchdog in Italy, published a “MiniDossier” that uses data journalism to analyze gender equality in Italy. The main focus of the work is on the distribution of leadership roles between men and women. Two different topics of interest …

Gender equality in Italy: politics, business, and labor Read more »