Daily Monitor: "Open government: How Swedish citizens help run their country"

10 October, 2013 - 11:33

Anette Novak, CEO of Interactive Institute, is quoted in an article published October 10 in Daily Montitor, Open government: How Swedish citizens help run their country.

"The Swedes are imbued with pride that their country is one of the most open and equal societies in the world, making it a glass house of sorts. If people know that they are being watched, they behave better than they otherwise would,” said Anette Novak, the chief executive of Interactive Institute, an experimental IT and design research institution. A former editor and media consultant, Novak argued that “transparency” renders government officials compliant to law and inspires citizens to work together for the society’s common good instead of having the “we against them” ideology."