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Traversing Digital Babel: Information, E-Government, and Exchange

Alon Peled


Information sharing failures in the public sector present a critical challenge to the modern information state that costs lives and billions of dollars annually. The book presents a thorough investigation of current information sharing approaches and their weaknesses. The book analyses the popular US open data program, including a rigorous, empirical study of the program that reveals its poor performance. Peled examines current data exchange practices in the public sector and concludes that information is a valuable asset that public sector agencies are not often willing to release without com ... More

Keywords: information sharing, information exchange, e-government, open data, public sector data, government agencies, information state, Public Sector Information Exchange (PSIE), G2G, contested commodity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027878
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alon Peled, author
The Hebrew Universty of Jerusalem