“Alon Peled presents a clever solution to a pervasive problem: the failure of government agencies to share information. In lucid prose that draws extensively on real-world experience, Peled shows how market principles can spur information sharing--and carefully assesses the technical and ethical problems associated with a market-based approach.”

--Alasdair Roberts, Jerome L. Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, Suffolk University Law School; author of Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age 

“How can we unleash data-sharing in government that is beneficial to society? In this original, eye-opening study, Alon Peled takes us deep into a world of data huggers and explains how we can turn them into data sharers. Peled is an optimist with a plan!” 

--Arjen Boin, Professor of Public Institutions and Governance, Leiden University; editor of Public Administration

“How can we make better use of the information locked away in bureaucracies? Traversing Digital Babel expertly helps us to understand the dysfunctions of governmental existing information systems, but also offers a compelling solution to facilitate greater sharing of government data.”

--Donald P. Moynihan, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author of The Dynamics of Performance Management