Seminar Open Government

 

Seminar Open Government

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer

In Curriculum: Master of Information Management (IM), Information Systems (WI), Computer Science (Inf) -> Applications of eGovernment (Anwendungen der Verwaltungsinformatik - Teilmodul WIMW04-V), Seminar with 2 SWS & 3 ECTS.

Examination: seminal work and oral presentation.

Complementing the module WIMW04 (lecture held in summer academy).

Subscription: was along the lecture on Open Government

 

Presentations: 12th October 2012, room A 131


Submission of final seminal works: 31st October 2012 via email

Aims and content of the Seminar

  • 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 government
  • 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 along cases
  • 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

Skills and knowledge to be acquired

Students attending this course will

  • be knowledgeable about open government, including the principles of good governance and open government.
  • be able to distinguish the fields e-government, e-participation, public governance and open government.
  • know the theories, methods and concepts for realising open government
  • know instruments of citizen participation and citizen engagement to ensure transparency and 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
  • be able to evaluate and assess how well e-government and e-participation endeavours implement good governance principles, and to 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

Literature

Dawes. S.S., and Helbig, N. (2010). Information Strategies for Open Government: Challenges and Prospects for Deriving Public Value from Government Transparency. In M.A. Wimmer et al. (Eds.): Electronic Government, EGOV 2010, LNCS 6228, pp. 50–60
European Commission. Good Governance Principles. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en /com/2001/com2001_0428en01.pdf
OECD. Open Government: Fostering Dialogue with Civil Society. OECD Study, 2003
OECD good governance reviews - see http://www.oecd.org/document/28/0,3746,en_2649_37405_45625948_1_1_1_37405,00.html
OECD. Focus on Citizens: Public Engagement for Better Policy and Services. OECD Studies on Public Engagement, OECD Publishing, 2009
Maria A. Wimmer. Open Government in Policy Development: From Collaborative Scenario Texts to Formal Policy Models. In Natarajan, R. and Ojo, A. (eds.): ICDCIT 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (# 6536), Springer-Verlag: Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 76–91.

Journals and e-government glossary

List of journals

E-Government Glossary