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Social media for openness and accountability in the public sector: cases in the Greek context
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 19:09 authored by Teta Stamati, Thanos Papadopoulos, Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
This paper explores the use of government social media for opennessand accountability. The extant literature has highlighted the benefits of social media use in this context to enhance citizen participation and engagement in decision-making and policy development, facilitate openness and transparency efforts, and reduce corruption. Yet, there are limited studies that discuss those properties of social media that can afford openness and accountability, and their implications for policy and practise. To address these gaps, a study is conducted in the Greek context using interviews with top managers, policy makers, and relevant stakeholders across five initiatives. We discuss distinct affordances for openness and accountability, and propose their inclusion as building blocks of the national ICT policy for openness and accountability. Finally, we provide the implications of the affordances lens for policy and practise, the limitations of the study and future research avenues.
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
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