Volume 17 (2011) / Issue 2
Article presents the evolution of the concept of open government in Poland and implementation of new technologies in law-making processes. The emergence of civic society in Middle and Eastern Europe has brought along a profound interest in the concept of 'open government'. The Polish concept of civic participation in law-making process is based on an electronic access to information held by the government. The Polish law imposes on public entities a duty of creating their own electronic mandatory data bases as a part of national system of public information. This technology has been most distinctively combined with the constitutional freedom of information and lobbying in the law-making process enabling indirect civic participation in deciding on the matters significant for the state.
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