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Portrait of Francesco Saija

Francesco Saija

Francesco Saija is a Phd in Political Philosophy at University of Messina. His research topics are participation in politics, Georges Sorel thought and the role of political myths in the constitution and raising of political subjects. He is now working on the philosophical bases of Open Government practices.

With Giuseppe D’Avella, Francesco co-founded Parliament Watch Italia, an association that promotes Open Government practices and civic monitoring at a local level.


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The Effort to Start Open Government at a Local Level in Italy

Since being established in 2009, the open government movement has been embedded into national level governance around the world. Nonetheless a real open government environment can only be reached when open government principles are applied  at the local level. During…