E-participation is a buzzword right now, on everybody's mind and agenda, it seems.
Remote Participation programmes and initiatives make International Agencies more transparent and inclusive.
'Open Data' is one of those catchall terms that encompasses a technical development, a philosophy, a trend and an advocacy goal, amongst others.
Today, the word ‘byzantine’ is used to describe devious actions: intrigue, plotting, and bribing.  Historical records show that Byzantine politics were morally neither worse nor better than politics in previous or later years.
In short, full transparency and openness is not an optimal environment for successful diplomacy aimed at solving complex problems through convergence and compromise.
Let me develop the argument: