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Ben Worthy

Ben Worthy is a lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is working on a new book ‘The Politics of Freedom of Information: How and Why Governments Pass Laws That Threaten Their Power’ (Manchester: MUP). He is also researching the impact of the UK Government’s Transparency Agenda. Ben is the Independent Reporter on the UK’s Open Government National Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership.

Email b.worthy@bbk.ac.uk

Staff web page http://www.bbk.ac.uk/politics/our-staff/academic/ben-worthy

Research blog on Transparency and Open Data https://opendatastudy.wordpress.com/

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Co-Creation in the UK

The UK made a big effort to be as open and co-operative as possible in its second and third National Action Plan (NAP) process and, based on what I saw and heard, both government and civil society worked hard to…

Brexit and Open Government in the UK

  This piece originally appeared on OpenDataStudy. Brexit, as we now know, means Brexit. But what does it mean for open government in the UK? On the surface, nothing changes. Almost all the legislation, from Freedom of Information to Data Protection,…