Innovations and Barriers in Legislative Transparency: A Critical Analysis of Openness in Parliamentary Practices
Written on September, 2023
Legislative transparency is a complex, multi-layered issue that involves a variety of stakeholders from government bodies to civil society organisations. The subject has been studied through numerous lenses, including open parliament initiatives, technology adoption, and citizen engagement. This essay critically analyses some of the recent innovative initiatives implemented to enhance legislative transparency and identifies existing barriers that inhibit full transparency. The focus will be on the use of technology for document dissemination, the role of open parliament initiatives in reform, and the limitations imposed by traditional methods of data presentation.