Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 19/Jun/2017
2:00pm
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5:00pm
Check in: Check in and Monday registration
Location: UL Visitors Centre Centre
6:00pm
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7:00pm
Welcome reception: Welcome to Limerick Hosted by Limerick City & County Council
Location: King Johns Caste
Participants will be welcomed to Ireland, Limerick and UL by the Mayor of Limerick
Date: Tuesday, 20/Jun/2017
9:00am
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10:30am
Conference Opening: Welcome and opening plenary session
Location: Computer Science Building CSG001
The plenary session will be addressed by: Dr. Patrice McDermot, recently retired Director of OpentheGovernment.org in the US; Mr. William Beausang, Assistant Secretary in the Expenditure Policy and Reporting & Government Reform Division of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland and Ms. Cori Zarek, formerly the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration.
10:30am
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11:00am
Break 1 - Tea/Coffee 1
Location: Kemmy Business School KBG Breakout Area
Check in 2: Check in and Tuesday registration
Location: Kemmy Business School KBG Breakout Area
 
11:00am
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12:30pm
WS1.1: Transparency and Governance 1
Location: KBG13
Chair: Prof. Jeremy Lewis, Huntingdon College
 

A tale of two transparencies

Gregory John Treadwell

AUT University, New Zealand


Disclosing and compromising in democratic decision making: How do these imperatives coexist in representative government?

Sandrine Baume1, Stéphanie Novak2

1: University of Lausanne, Switzerland; 2: University Ca'Foscari, Venice, Italy


Framing Government Transparency and Secrecy: A Conceptual Typology

Marlen Heide, Jean-Patrick Villeneuve

Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

WS1.2: Transparency in Developing Countries
Location: KBG14
Chair: Dr. Ambrose Kessy, University of Dar es Salaam
 

Challenging the legacies of apartheid in a new democracy

Vanessa Malila

Rhodes University, South Africa


No transparency, no accountability? Social accountability in low transparency environments

Pieternella Pieterse

University of Limerick, Ireland


THE DILEMMA OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY FOR SERVICE DELIVERY IN LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN TANZANIA

Ambrose Kessy

University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

WS1.3: Fiscal Transparency
Location: KBG15
 

TAX COMPLIANCE, INFORMATION, AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE

Joaquim Campuzano

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


The role of budget openness on FDI inflows, a panel data empirical investigation

Lorenzo Cicatiello1, Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta1,2, Elina De Simone3

1: University of Naples l'Orientale, Italy; 2: c.MET05; 3: Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

WS1.4: Transparency and Governance 2
Location: KBG11
Chair: Prof. Daniel Berliner, London School of Economics
 

Illusion of Control: How Financial Failures Have Undermined the Freedom of Information Act

A.Jay Wallace Wagner

Bradley University, United States of America


Capturing Institutional Change:Case of Right to Information Act in India

Himanshu Jha

Heidelberg University , Germany, Germany


Is the use of the United Kingdom’s Freedom of Information Act by the media giving local government a bad press?

Lynn Patricia Wyeth

De Montfort University, United Kingdom


What Information Do Citizens Want? Evidence from One Million Information Requests in Mexico

Daniel Berliner1, Benjamin Bagozzi2, Brian Palmer-Rubin3

1: Arizona State University, United States of America; 2: University of Delaware, United States of America; 3: Harvard University, United States of America

 
12:30pm
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1:30pm
Lunch 1
Location: Kemmy Business School KBG Breakout Area
1:30pm
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3:00pm
WS2.1: Transparency and Governance 3
Location: KBG13
Chair: Dr. Mark Fenster, University of Florida
 

Transparency in a Post-Factual World

Sabina Schnell

Syracuse University, United States of America


Transparency and/ as Populism

Mark Fenster

University of Florida, United States of America


Transparency Under Trump: Policy and Prospects

Thomas C Ellington

Wesleyan College, United States of America


Creating Publicity Under Constraints. Expert Interventions in Cases of Collective Defence

Marlen Heide1, Maarten Hillebrandt2

1: Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland; 2: University of Bielefeld, Germany

WS2.2: Transparency in Developing Countries 2
Location: KBG14
Chair: Vincent Mabillard, University of Lausanne
 

Access to Information in Benin: A Case Study

Vincent Mabillard1, Bellarminus Gildas Kakpovi2, Bertil Cottier3

1: University of Lausanne, Switzerland; 2: University of Brussels – ULB and Catholic University of Leuven – UCL, PhD / Government of Benin; 3: Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland


Assessing the implementation of the Right to Information Act in India

Anjali Bhardwaj, Amrita Johri

Satark Nagrik Sangathan, India


Transparency and Good Governance: Critical Evaluation of India’s Right to Information Act

Mohammad Ali Hussain

Ethiopian Civil Service University, Ethiopia


Freedom of Information and Good Governance in Developing Countries

Amin Pashaye Amiri

Islamic Azad University of Iran, Central Tehran Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of


FOI Law Comes to Vietnam: How Do Human Rights Adapt to the Goals for Economic Development and Political Stability?

Ha Trung Dang

Griffith Unviersity, Australia

WS2.3: Transparency, Open Data and Accountability 1
Location: KBG15
Chair: Prof. Albert Meijer, Utrecht University
 

Exploring Accountability and Transparency in the Era of Open Data

Connel Anthony McKeown

Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom


Improving eTransparency and Open Data policies in Brazil

Maria Paula Almada, Maria Dominguez

National Institute of Science and Technology in Digital Democracy, Brazil


Living Labs for Open Data Research

Albert Meijer, Erna Ruijer

Utrecht University, Netherlands, The


“Can transparency understood as open data Make All Voices Count?”

Rosie McGee

Institute of Development Studies/Making All Voiecs Count, United Kingdom

WS2.4: Transparency and Corruption 2
Location: KBG11
Chair: Prof. Jean-Patrick Villeneuve, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
 

Can a multi-stakeholder initiative improve transparency and accountability in the pharmaceutical sector? Evidence from the Medicines Transparency Alliance

Taryn Vian1, Jillian C. Kohler2, Gilles Forte3, Dimancesco Deirdre3

1: Boston University School of Public Health, United States of America; 2: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada; 3: Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, World Health Organization, Switzerland


Improving Records Management to Promote Transparency and Prevent Corruption

Agustí Cerrillo-i-Martínez1, Anahí Casadesús2

1: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain; 2: ESAGED, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


The role attitudes and social norms of corruption in East Africa - making a case for survey vignettes to detect the effects of sociality and mental models for the study of corruption

Cosimo Stahl1,2

1: Basel Institute on Governance - University of Basel, Switzerland; 2: PhD candidate at Sciences Po


Corruption and Transparency Metrics: similarities, differences and common problems

Jean-Patrick Villeneuve, Giulia Mugellini

Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland

WS2.5: Enabling Contexts Does Transparency Lead to a Better Control of Corruption?
Location: KBG16
Chair: Dr. Emília Sičáková Beblavá, Comenius University
This panel brings together senior, as well as junior academics from a variety of institutions. Several contributors will present results of the five year EU FP7 ANTICORRP project, which came to an end in February 2017. The project represented a concentrated European wide effort to assess the success of anti-corruption policies across the globe.
 

Enabling Contexts: Does Transparency Lead to a Better Control of Corruption?

Niklas Kossow

Hertie School of Governance, Germany

3:00pm
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3:30pm
Break - Tea/Coffee 2
Location: Kemmy Business School KBG Breakout Area
3:30pm
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5:00pm
WS3.1: Transparency and Governance 3
Location: KBG13
 

Transparency as empowerment in global environmental governance?

Michael Mason

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


Responsive oversight with retention of control for organisations and the public

Meike Bokhorst, Judith van Erp

Utrecht University, Netherlands, The


Brexit and Open Government in the UK

Ben Worthy

Birkbeck College, United Kingdom

WS3.2: Transparency in Developing Countries 3
Location: KBG14
Chair: Dr. Jeannine Elisa Relly, The University of Arizona
 

Pressing for public accountability: Civil society organizations, social activists, journalists & the Indian Right to Information Act

Jeannine Elisa Relly1, Rajdeep Pakanati2

1: The University of Arizona; 2: O.P. Jindal Global University


Why do governments in democratic transition adopt right to information laws? The case of Myanmar

Alex Ingrams

Tilburg University, Netherlands


Open Government Data in Developing Countries: Patterns of Adoption and Implementation

Alon Peled1, Jennifer Shkabatur2

1: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; 2: Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel, Israel

WS3.3: Transparency and Corruption 3
Location: KBG15
Chair: Dr. Pieternella Pieterse, University of Limerick
 

Decentralization, Political Patronage and Corruption in Africa: the case of Uganda

Sabiti Makara

Makerere University, Uganda


The role of informal norms of corruption and social networks among East African health care providers and service seekers

Cosimo Stahl1, Richard Sambaiga2, Paul Bukuluki3, Tharcisse Gatwa4

1: Basel Institute on Governance - University of Basel, Switzerland; 2: University of Dar Es Salaam; 3: Makerere University; 4: Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences

WS3.4: Ethical Leadership and Organisational Transparency
Location: KBG16
Chair: Dr. Chris McInerney, University of Limerick
 

Quantification as transparency

Maarten Hillebrandt

University of Bielefeld, Germany


Access to documents – the interaction of the EU and its Member States

Liisa Helena Leppävirta

University of Helsinki, Finland


Exercising Meaningful Citizen Participation to Advance Administrative Transparency: The Evidence of the Water Agency Case Study in Taiwan

Yinglee Tseng

University of Baltimore, United States of America


Impact assessment as a tool of transparent policy making

Chris McInerney

University of Limerick, Ireland

WS3.5: Measuring Openness, Transparency, and Freedom of Information Laws
Location: KBG11
Chair: Dr. Gregory Michener, FGV
Dr. Daniel Berliner, London School of Economics (LSE), UK, danberliner@gmail.com Dr. Alejandra Rios Cazares, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE), Mexico alejandra.rios@cide.edu Dr. Pablo Sanabria, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, psanabri@uniandes.edu.co Dr. Sabina Schnell, Syracuse University, USA, dsschnel@maxwell.syr.edu Dr. Gregory Michener, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGVEBAPE), Brazil, gregory.michener@fgv.br
5:00pm
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6:30pm
Research speed dating
Location: Millstream Common Room
This informal session is designed to enable conference participants to talk with others about future research ideas, to search for research partners or to generally share experiences about different transparency research.
7:00pm
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10:00pm
Conference Dinner
Location: Pavilion Restaurant
Date: Wednesday, 21/Jun/2017
9:00am
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10:30am
WS4.1: Sub National / Agency Transparency and Governance
Location: KBG13
Chair: Dr. Brid Quinn, University of Limerick
 

Assessing Municipal Transparency: An Analysis of U.S.Cities

Ann O'Meara Bowman, Domonic A. Bearfield

Texas A&M University, United States of America


LOCAL GOVERNMENT PERSONAL UNIONS. PROBLEM OF DIVERSITY OF SOCIO-PROFESSIONAL ROLES AMONG POLISH LOCAL COUNCILORS

Grzegorz Makowski

Stefan Batory Foundation / Collegium Civitas, Poland


What factors drive reports of local issues? An analysis of FixMyStreet data

Alex Parsons

mySociety, United Kingdom


Transparency and performance in the Italian Municipalities

Emma Galli1, Ilde Rizzo2, Carla Scaglioni3

1: Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Social and Economic Sciences; 2: University of Catania, Department of Economics and Business; 3: Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy

WS4.2: Transparency and public security sector
Location: KBG14
Chair: Sandra Coliver, Open Society Justice Initiative
 

Transparency of Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs

Oliko Shermadini1, Mariam Mkhatvari2

1: Transparency International Georgia; 2: Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre


Categories of Information that the Police, Prosecuting Authorities, and Oversight Bodies should Collect or Generate, and Make Available to the Public, Concerning their Handling of Protests

Daniel Holder

Committee on the Administration of Justice, United Kingdom


Impact of Using FOI Laws on Public Security Sector Policies and Behavior in Several Brazilian States

Paula Martins Martins

Director for South America, Article 19, Brazil

WS4.3: Transparency Issues in the US
Location: KBG15
Chair: Dr. Heather Wyatt-Nichol, University of Baltimore
 

Transparency in Policing: A Call to Action

Heather Wyatt-Nichol1, Evangula Brown2

1: University of Baltimore, United States of America; 2: Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights & Wage Enforcement


Transparency and Equal Rights for the LGBT Community

Lorenda Naylor

University of Baltimore, United States of America


Budget Transparency among Counties in the United States

Al G. Gourrier

University of Baltimore, United States of America

WS4.5: Transparency, Open Data and Accountability 2
Location: KBG16
Chair: Carmel Kirby, Limerick City and County Council
 

Open Data Work: Understanding Open Data Usage from a practice lens

Erna Ruijer, Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen, Jochem van den Berg, Albert Meijer

Utrecht University, Netherlands, The


Reconsidering a myth – case study of the new Danish Access to Information Act

Rikke Gottrup1, Penille Boye Koch2

1: University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; 2: Roskilde University, Denmark


Aid and development finance transparency for accountability? Insights from Benin and Tanzania

Elise Dufief

Publish What You FUnd, United Kingdom

10:30am
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11:00am
Break - Tea/Coffee 3
Location: Kemmy Business School KBG Breakout Area
11:00am
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12:30pm
WS5.1: Transparency and Governance 5
Location: KBG13
Chair: Dr. A.Jay Wallace Wagner, Bradley University
 

Transparency and Disclosure in U.S. Telecommunications Policy

Justin S. Brown

University of South Florida, United States of America


Transparency and Co-production

Kelechi Uzochukwu

University of Baltimore, United States of America


Stagnation or Progress? – International Business Representatives and their Perception of Political Risks in Ukraine since Euromaidan

Hannes Meissner1, Johannes Leitner1, Oliver Hinkelbein2

1: University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria; 2: University of Bremen, Germany


The War on Transparency: The Lasting Impact of the 1986 Amendment to the Freedom of Information Act

A.Jay Wallace Wagner

Bradley University, United States of America

WS5.2: Open government
Location: KBG14
Chair: Dr. Suzanne Piotrowski, Rutgers University-Newark
 

Vision, voice, and measurement: is there a global “open government” trend?

Sabina Schnell

Syracuse University, United States of America


Open governement and public officials’ privacy: how far should the transparency of civil servants extend in a democratic society?

Patricia Jonason

Södertörn University, Sweden


The Open Government Agenda and the Quest to Transform Government

Suzanne Piotrowski1, Daniel Berliner2, Alex Ingrams3

1: Rutgers University-Newark, United States of America; 2: London School of Economics; 3: Tilberg University

WS5.3: Transparency and Justice/legal systems
Location: KBG15
Chair: Dr. Prashant Sharma, World Bank
 

Minding the Gap: Improving Transparency in Public-Private Partnerships

Prashant Sharma

World Bank, Washington DC


Strengthening Community Justice in Liberia: The Community Justice Team (CJT) Pilot Program

Kelly Ann Krawczyk

Auburn University, United States of America


Bank Secrecy, the Flow-Through Corporate Form and Accountability: Exploring Big Crime, Criminal and Civil Liability

M Michelle Gallant

University of Manitoba, Canada

WS5.5: Transparency, open government and social equity
Location: KBG16
Chair: Dr. Blue Wooldridge, L. DOUGLAS WILDER SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
 

TRENDS IN THIRD PART GOVERANCE: SOCIAL EQUITY IMPLICATIONS OF THE FUNCTIONS AND DYSFUNCTIONS OF THE USE OF PRIVATIZATION STRATEGIES BY US STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS-IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN PRIVATIONZATION POLICY

Blue Wooldridge, Betsy Bilharz

L. DOUGLAS WILDER SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, United States of America


Transparency and Affirmative Action: A Study of Policy of Reservation In Education Sector in India

Sudhir Kumar Suthar1, Shailza Singh2

1: Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; 2: Bharati College, University of Delhi, India


Using Open Government Principles to Ensure Human Rights: The Case of Disability Access Legislation in Canada

Laverne A. Jacobs

University of Windsor, Canada

12:30pm
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1:15pm
Final: Final plenary
Location: KBG10
Chair: Prof. Jean-Patrick Villeneuve, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
1:15pm
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2:15pm
Lunch 2
Location: Kemmy Business School KBG Breakout Area

 
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