Parliamentary Open Data in Scandinavia

Lasse Berntzen, Marius Rohde Johannessen, Kim Normann Andersen, Jonathan Crusoe

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This article presents a case study on the use of open data in the Scandinavian parliaments (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark). While the three countries have all opened the gates and provided access to data—for example, on the voting in parliament, debates, and notes from meetings in committees—the uptake and use of data outside the parliaments is limited. While journalists and academia are users of the open data, hackathons and third-party portals are at an explorative level. Still, there are indicators that hackathons can enhance democracy, and parliamentary data can increase political transparency.
Original languageEnglish
Article number65
Issue number3
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Open data
  • Big data
  • Parliament
  • Case study

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