Open Data and the Knowledge Society


The idea of a “knowledge society” has become widespread in recent years as a result of the increased availability of data and information. However, the reality has been less impressive. This book examines the policy, institutional, legal and technical frameworks that enable the knowledge society as well as the factors that contribute to challenges in its realisation.

This book focuses on the role of the open data movement in fostering transformation, showing that at the heart of any successful mobilisation will be an emerging open data ecosystem and new ways for societal actors to effectively produce and use data.


Bridget Wessels, Rachel Finn, Thordis Sveinsdottir and Kush Wadhwa

Date Published

July 3, 2017