The global open government movement is the most recent new dimension of globalization that influences national governance systems and civil servants. This chapter examines the impact of key aspects of the movement, such as access to information, Open Data, and participatory policy making, on civil servants. The response typology proposed in Chapter 1 is tested within this dimension. The conclusion of this chapter is that this is the dimension of globalization that has the strongest potential to generate change in civil servants, as it directly addresses traditionally closed and non-transparent civil service traditions. At the same time, while many of the civil servants interviewed expressed adherence to the principles underlying the open government movement, very few were willing to uphold these actively when tested. This is therefore the dimension of globalization where the gap between formal adherence to values and actual behaviour remains the widest. It is also the dimension where civil servants remain closest to the traditional civil servant typology.
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