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The increase in citizen participation in the public sphere is directly dependent on information access related to the performance of elected representatives, especially with regard to their decisions in voting during their terms. Information Science can collaborate in this process, proposing and evaluating models of access to this information that can be obtained through data to be made available by the official sites of the Legislative Power in the Federal, State, and Municipal spheres.
This article proposes to analyze the process of collecting and usage of data on senator’s votes looking for the appropriation of this model for data collection and its use in other spheres.
Based on the data, the elaboration of an affinity matrix that allows the identification of the relationship between each of the parliamentarians with the others is analyzed, according to the similarities of the decisions taken in the general open votes.
It also analyzes the preparation of initial visualizations and the expansion of the scope of the research through the application of the data obtained in all affinities between parliamentarians and in obtaining an average affinity between parties, allowing new dimensions of analysis to the collected data.
The elaboration of the complete matrices of affinity relations between parliamentarians can provide a rich horizon of possibilities for the elaboration of new forms of visualization and analysis, increasing the visibility of parliamentary actions within society.
- Ricardo César Gonçalves Sant’Ana
- Fernando de Assis Rodrigues
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The creation and use of democratic environments allow society to participate, even indirectly, in the discussions about services provided by the State. In recent years, discussion of the quality of public health’s services was strengthened by the media. In 2011, access to government data became mandatory with the sanction of the “Law on Access to Information”.
The use of Information Technologies and Communication (ICT) from public administration to society, following the principles of open government data, can promote a condition of interaction between state and society in increasing the transparency of government actions and the citizenship, helping to significantly improve the quality of services, to enabling citizens to use data sets in the construction of graphs and data views, external of the officials government websites, as well as crossing with other data sets. Read more “Technological and Data Access Restrictions available about government federal financial budget for public health on digital information environments”
The Information and Communication Technologies are more and present-day in scientific production, which is due to technological progress and intensive use of available technologies.
The goal is to provide the scientific community with a mapping of the term technology and its derivations in journals of Information Science (IS), indexed in Web of Science (WOS), classified for WebQualis 2013 and available on Portal of Journals CAPES. Read more “Mapping Technology term in Information Science papers at Working Group – Technology”