Opening Up Legislative Bodies

There are a number of projects around the world aimed at opening up the legislative process through creative re-use of the records produced by parliaments, congresses etc. It is worth looking at some of these power of information exemplars.

UK – TheyWorkForYou.com

US – OpenCongress.org

EU – IPPR-MEP.eu (How MEPs Work)

Australia – OpenAustralia.org

There are some interesting lessons to take away from the approaches taken by each project to sourcing, mixing and presenting data.

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4 responses to “Opening Up Legislative Bodies

  1. I would like to add the Netherlands to the list:

    http://www.watstemtmijnraad.nl

    It starts with four local governments, but plans to go nationwide.

    Nationaly, there are two non-governmental sites:
    http://www.politix.nl
    http://www.ikregeer.nl

  2. Pingback: OpenAustralia » Who’s blogging about OpenAustralia?

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