Open Government Initiatives in Spanish Local Governments: An Examination of the State of the Art

  • Laura Alcaide MuñozEmail author
  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
  • Cinthia Lorena Villamayor Arellano
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 31)


The implementation of OG initiatives is favoring reforms moving public administrations to more collaborative and participative spaces with stakeholders. In Spain, fostered by the issuance of legislation, governments have formulated numerous action plans with the intention of achieving the objectives included in European Digital Agenda. This paper seeks to analyze the efforts made by the Spanish municipalities regarding the implementation of the OG initiatives with the aim at getting an overview of how these initiatives have been put into practice to increase the level of openness in these governments. Findings indicate that Spanish municipalities seem to be at the beginning of the process of OG implementation into their management processes, which is not being homogeneous in all municipalities. Also, these OG initiatives have not been addressed to promote more democratic governance models in sample municipalities.


Open Government Spanish municipalities Citizen participation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Alcaide Muñoz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
    • 1
  • Cinthia Lorena Villamayor Arellano
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GranadaGranadaSpain

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