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Open Data and E-Government

2022/2023
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 2, 3 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course introduces students to the concepts of open data and e-government. The course discusses digital transformation in public administration and governance, starting from the early attempts to introduce e-government across the globe to the recent developments in policy informatics and algorithmic governance. The students will get acquainted with the trends in e-governance and e-participation development from the perspectives of Political Science and Public Administration. It will discuss the basic norms of working with open data, systems for protecting personal data of all types. Students will learn what can (and cannot) be done with online data, how to effectively store and manage data, how to obtain it, and what typical problems researchers encounter.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To overview the key concepts, models and frameworks of E-Government, Open Government and Open Data
  • To overview the current methods, tools and policies of the Internet use in public administration and governance
  • To familiarize students with the methods of using open data in public adminstration and journalism
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Defines the key concepts in E-Government and Open Government Studies
  • Applies the paradigms of public administration to the analysis of e-government initiatives
  • Applies the models of e-government implementation to the evaluation of e-government initiatives
  • Defines the principles of open government in public administration
  • Applies open data in governance, public administration and journalism
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to E-Government, Open Government and Open Data
  • Public Administration and E-Government
  • E-Government Implementation: Bureaucratic and Citizens’ Perspective
  • E-Government Evaluation: Structure vs. Agency
  • Smart Cities, Smart Governance and Algorithmic Governance
  • E-Participation and Social Media in Governance
  • Gamification of E-Government and E-Participation
  • Open Government and Transparency
  • Open Data in Governance
  • Open Data in Journalism
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar Activities
    The lecturer evaluates students' participation in seminar discussions, their quantitative and qualitative contribution to debates and reading groups. The final grade for this component is the rounded average for all seminars.
  • non-blocking Presentation
    Each student is supposed to prepare at least three presentations, devoted to the topics of the seminars. Presentations can be prepared individually or in small groups of 2-3 students. The final grade for this component is the rounded average of all grades, received for presentations by the student during the course.
  • non-blocking Project
    The project is conducted individually or in small groups, and then presented at the final seminars.
  • non-blocking Exam
    The exam is conducted during the session. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes. The test consists of two parts: A - 12 multiple choice questions (12 points in total), 4 open questions (12 points in total).
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.25 * Project + 0.25 * Presentation + 0.25 * Seminar Activities + 0.25 * Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bright, J., & Margetts, H. (2016). Big Data and Public Policy: Can It Succeed Where E-Participation Has Failed? Policy & Internet, 8(3), 218–224. https://doi.org/10.1002/poi3.130
  • Rodríguez Bolivar, M. P. V. (DE-576)37145798X, aut. (2019). E-Participation in Smart Cities: Technologies and Models of Governance for Citizen Engagement / by Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar, Laura Alcaide Muñoz. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.510623190
  • Rose, J., Skiftenes Flak, L., & Sæbø, Ø. (2018). Stakeholder theory for the E-government context : Framing a value-oriented normative core. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.AAAA7CCD
  • Yannis Charalabidis, Anneke Zuiderwijk, Charalampos Alexopoulos, Marijn Janssen, Thomas Lampoltshammer, & Enrico Ferro. (2018). The World of Open Data : Concepts, Methods, Tools and Experiences. Springer.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Jho, W., & Song, K. J. (2015). Institutional and technological determinants of civil e-Participation: Solo or duet? Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.60B1F70C
  • Kitchin, R. V. (DE-588)138310998, (DE-627)601112636, (DE-576)307125157, aut. (2014). The data revolution big data, open data, data infrastructures & their consequences Rob Kitchin.