Ainur Elmgren

Ainur Elmgren is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her fields of interest include the history of civil and minority rights, the development of political concepts, and the political culture of the Nordic welfare states. She is currently a member of the research project “Minorities, the Nation and the World: Swedish-speaking and Jewish Intellectuals in Finland and the International Community (1880-1980)”, financed by the Academy of Finland.


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The Finnish Act on Freedom of the Press from 1766, which included the Principle of Publicity. Photo: © Tryckfrihetsförordningen1766 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

2019.02.27 | Article, Ainur Elmgren, Governance, Nation building, Democracy

Open government in the Nordics

Open government is intended to ensure transparency, accountability and openness and involves fundamental issues such as press freedom, public disclosure and freedom of information legislation, all key aspects of the administration of Nordic states. These states were amongst the earliest to introduce lauded measures of open government, such as the…