The Influence of Service Providers on the Transparency Between Citizens and Governments in the Internet Era

Federici, Tommaso and Braccini, Alessio Maria (2012) The Influence of Service Providers on the Transparency Between Citizens and Governments in the Internet Era. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, 7 (2). p. 32-43. ISSN 1646-3692.

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Internet users are no more only content consumers, but also content provider. Citizens, individually or as a group, have now the possibility of easily diffusing data and information, coming from official sources and often intended to be kept confidential or restricted. This can promote the transparency in the relationship between public organizations and citizens. To make it possible, subjects not directly interested in the process of information diffusion, like the service providers, must be engaged. They come then in the position to promote or hamper this phenomenon, and consequently the transparency. On this background, this paper uses agency theory to investigate the “Cablegate” case involving WikiLeaks, that gained widespread global attention for the diffusion of documents unveiling the activities of the US diplomacy.

Item Type: Article
Research documents and activity classification: Journal Articles > Articles > Articles published in or submitted to a Journal without IF refereed / of international relevance
Divisions: Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transparency, Citizens and Governments, Service Providers, Agency Theory, WikiLeaks.
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Deposited by: Alessio Maria Braccini
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 17:33
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 00:15
URI: http://eprints.luiss.it/id/eprint/1266

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