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Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency

Book Description

Open government initiatives have become a defining goal for public administrators around the world. However, progress is still necessary outside of the executive and legislative sectors. Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of open government within the judiciary field, emphasizing the effectiveness and accountability achieved through these actions. Highlighting the application of open government concepts in a global context, this book is ideally designed for public officials, researchers, professionals, and practitioners interested in the improvement of governance and democracy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. OPEN JUDICIARY: VISION AND VOICE
    2. ABOUT THIS BOOK
    3. REFERENCES
    4. ENDNOTE
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Overview
    1. Chapter 1: Open Judiciary Worldwide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY: IDENTIFYING OPEN JUDICIARY INITIATIVES
      4. ANALYZING LEARNING PRACTICES OF OPEN JUDICIARY
      5. CONCLUSION AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
      6. CONCLUDING WITH SOME ADVICE AS FIRST STEPS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTE
    2. Chapter 2: Open and Transparent Judicial Records in the Digital Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PRINCIPLES FOR JUDICIAL RECORDS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 3: Open Judiciary in High Courts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES OF OPEN JUDICIARY
      5. NETWORKED JUSTICE
      6. TRANSPARENCY AND ICT
      7. INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTED ARCHITECTURES OF E-JUSTICE
      8. ARCHITECTURES DESIGNED FOR OPEN JUDICIARY
      9. DISCUSSION
      10. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
  9. Section 2: Open Justice in Asia
    1. Chapter 4: Open Judiciary in a Closed Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE EVOLUTION OF OPEN GOVERNMENT IN CHINA
      4. THE EMERGENCE OF “OPEN JUDICIARY” IN CHINA
      5. EVALUATING “OPEN JUDICIARY” IN CHINA
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX 1: SUBSEQUENT CASE ANALYSIS
      13. APPENDIX 2: SURVEY ANALYSIS
    2. Chapter 5: An Analysis of a Lay Adjudication System and Open Judiciary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE CONCEPT OF OPEN JUSTICE, A FAIR TRIAL, AND DEMOCRACY
      4. A LAY ADJUDICATION IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL AND OPEN JUSTICE
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Open Justice in Europe
    1. Chapter 6: From eJustice to Open Judiciary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. eGOVERNMENT
      4. eJUSTICE
      5. OPEN GOVERNMENT
      6. OPEN JUDICIARY
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 7: Integrating Semi-Open Data in a Criminal Judicial Setting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROBLEM STATEMENT
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. A PARADIGM SHIFT: SEMI-OPEN DATA
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. RELATED WORK
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: Digitalizing Police Requirements
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ON COLLABORATION
      4. GOALS, DATA, AND METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTE
    4. Chapter 9: Openlaws.eu
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITION OF KEY TERMS
      4. THE EVOLUTION OF OPEN JUSTICE
      5. THE CURRENT EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK
      6. LEGISLATION AND CASE LAW INITIATIVES IN THE EU
      7. STAKEHOLDERS IN EUROPE
      8. ICT AND WEB 2.0 CHALLENGES TO OPEN JUSTICE
      9. OPENLAWS.EU: OPEN ACCESS TO LEGAL INFORMATION
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      12. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 10: Consumer “Access to Justice” in EU in Low-Value Cross-Border Disputes and the Role of Online Dispute Resolution
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. ADR AND CONSUMER ACCESS TO JUSTICE: TOWARDS PARTICIPATORY JUSTICE
      5. IMPROVING CONSUMER ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN THE EU: FROM ADR TO ODR
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
  11. Section 4: Open Justice in Latin America
    1. Chapter 11: Open Data for Open Justice in Seven Latin American Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OBJECTIVE OF THE CHAPTER
      4. FEATURES OF OPEN DATA IN THE JUDICIARY
      5. COUNTRY BACKGROUND
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. FINDINGS
      8. COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN DATA STANDARDS
      9. FINDINGS ON THE PERCEPTIONS OF JUDICIAL OPEN DATA ACTORS
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Open Justice in Latin America?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors