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TitleMeasuring local government transparency
Author(s)Cruz, Nuno Ferreira da
Tavares, António F.
Marques, Rui Cunha
Jorge, Susana
Sousa, Luís de
KeywordsInforming citizens
Local governance
Transparency indexes
Websites
Issue date2016
PublisherRoutledge
JournalPublic Management Review
CitationNuno Ferreira da Cruz, António F. Tavares, Rui Cunha Marques, Susana Jorge & Luís de Sousa (2016) Measuring Local Government Transparency, Public Management Review, 18:6, 866-893, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2015.1051572
Abstract(s)Despite the importance of government transparency to promote accountability and prevent maladministration, empirical research has failed to produce proper tools to assess and compare government transparency practices. Most contributions to the topic do not address it from a stakeholder’s perspective, particularly in selecting the indicators to include in transparency indexes. This paper contributes to the debate by developing a municipal transparency index based on information available on local government official websites. The methodological approach borrows insights from the decision analysis literature to structure the index through a participatory process. An application to the Portuguese local government setting is briefly discussed.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/54383
DOI10.1080/14719037.2015.1051572
ISSN1471-9037
1471-9045
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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