Open Government initiatives, often referred to as e-government, e-parliament or democracy 2.0, aim to re-establish the link between citizens and officials by increasing transparency and collaboration. They create spaces for citizens to share their vision for society and debate policy choices or to oversee the integrity of democratic institutions and the quality of public services. Do such initiatives really help to restor citizens' confidence in their representatives and improve institutional performance and are they able to revitalize representative democracy? 

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