Two practices and one Act: Mangling tecnologically mediated transparency.

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Pamela Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-05T23:36:46Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-05T23:36:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-12-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5064
dc.description.abstract During a municipal election in 2010, Canadian citizens used a blog to enact an ad hoc campaign funding disclosure request of all candidates. After the election, the municipality implemented formal legislation requiring campaign funding disclosure on their own website. This thesis is a case study that explores how two technologically mediated transparency practices were constituted within and outside the scope of legislation. I draw on Andrew Pickering's (1995) notion of the mangle of practice and Karen Barad's (2003) concept of intra-action to conceptualize these transparency practices as a mangle of entwining intra-connected phenomena. In my exploration of policy in practice I deconstruct transparency practice through a discussion of how transparency mechanisms and social media characteristics intra-act and transform each other into a practice that supersedes the original intent of the ad hoc request and formal legislation. This research queries assumptions about transparency practices and contributes to establishing an interdisciplinary methodology for policy evaluation in technologically mediated environments. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject technical mediation en_US
dc.subject transparency practice en_US
dc.subject mangle of practice en_US
dc.subject intra-activity en_US
dc.subject feminist materialism en_US
dc.subject policy evaluation en_US
dc.subject municipal election en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject accountability en_US
dc.subject public sector reform en_US
dc.title Two practices and one Act: Mangling tecnologically mediated transparency. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Moss, Pamela
dc.degree.department School of Public Health and Social Policy en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0617 en_US

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