Open Data Politics: A Case Study on Estonia and Kazakhstan

Maxat Kassen

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book offers a cross-national comparison of open data policies in Estonia and Kazakhstan. By analyzing a broad range of open data-driven projects and startups in both countries, it reveals the potential that open data phenomena hold with regard to promoting public sector innovations. The book addresses various political and socioeconomic contexts in these two transitional societies, and reviews the strategies and tactics adopted by policymakers and stakeholders to identify drivers of and obstacles to the implementation of open data innovations. Given its scope, the book will appeal to scholars, policymakers, e-government practitioners and open data entrepreneurs interested in implementing and evaluating open data-driven public sector projects.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11410-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-11409-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Open data
  • open data-driven projects
  • Open data politics
  • open government
  • Open governance
  • Open innovation
  • e-government
  • Electronic governance
  • electronic government
  • Digital government
  • Digital governance
  • digital participation
  • e-participation
  • Electronic participation
  • Digital democracy
  • Electronic democracy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Estonia
  • comparative analysis
  • Case study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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