Public Governance and Open Government

Target audience:

  • Master E-Government in 2nd year
  • Master Information Systems in 1st year
  • Master Information management in 1st year
  • Master Web Science

Module description:

  • new exam order (starting WiSe 12/13): 04WI2012 (for MSc eGov or MSc WebSci) and 04WI2015 (for MSc IM or MSc WI if they wish to take the course 'Applications of E-Government')
  • old exam order  (before WiSe 12/13): WIMW04 ('Applications of E-Government')

Kick-off of lecture:

  • Friday, 16th May 2014
  • The seminar will be executed right after the lecture ends

Registering to the course:

Examination:

Exercises and presentations along the lecture

seminal work

presentation of seminal work

Materials and slides:

We use an SVN repository. You can access it via your University credentials

 

Aims of lecture:

Students are

  • knowledgeable about public governance and about open government, including the principles of these fields.
  • can distinguish the fields e-government, e-participation, public governance and open government.
  • know the theories, methods and concepts for realising good governance and open government
  • know instruments of citizen participation and citizen engagement to ensure transparencyand trust in government and how these instruments can be introduced in e-government and e-participation projects.
  • know the different fields of open government, including open government data and government 2.0 initiatives
  • are able to evaluate and assess how well e-government and e-participation endeavours implement good governance principles and can argue where the endeavours fail.
  • know means and instruments to introduce open government and good governance principles in e-government and e-participation
  • know the principles and means to conceptualise open government and citizen co-creation endeavours

Content

  • Introduction to public governance and open government, including distinction from related fields
  • Breadth and depth of open government and good governance
  • Theories, methods and concepts for realising good governance and open govern ment
  • Trust and Transparency, and relevant instruments of citizen participation and citizen engagement to ensure transparency and trust in government
  • Evaluation and assessment of good governance principles and open government alongcases Methods and instruments to introduce open government and good governance principles in e-government and e-participation and to conceptualize respective projects of open government and citizen co-creation endeavours