Module Import 04WI2012 - Public Governance and Open Government

Status: Published
Workload6 ECTS = 180 hrs
Credits, Weight6 ECTS, (n.s.)
Language of Instruction English
Semester (n.s.)
Duration1 Sem.
M/E Elective
Courses
Course No. Type Name MA/EL Workload Credits Contact Hours Selfstudy Group Size
04WI2012-1 Lecture Public Governance and Open Government EL 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
04WI2012-2 Seminar/Exercise Public Governance and Open Government EL 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
Learning Outcomes

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 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
  • 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

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04WI2012-1 - Public Governance and Open Government
  • 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
04WI2012-2 - Public Governance and Open Government

Exercises along the contents of the lecture followed by seminar works and presentations with discussions

Teaching Methods

(not specified)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in e-government and e-participation as well as in public management.

Examination Methods

assignment, presentations and group works

Credit Requirements

active participation along the classes

References

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04WI2012-1 - Public Governance and Open Government

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.

Responsible / Organizational Unit
Wimmer, Maria / Institute for IS Research
Additional Information

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Last change
Apr 24, 2018 by Frey, Johannes
Last Change Module
Jul 6, 2012 by Frey, Johannes