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I C ENTRAL E UROPEAN U NIVERSITY D EPARTMENT OF P UBLIC P OLICY General elective course: 2009-2010 (winter term) Electronic governance course 2 credits Introduction The following instructions are intended to answer the most frequently asked questions about the course to come. Please consult them carefully. Kristina Irion will serve as the primary lecturer and is the CEU faculty member coordinating this course. She is also in charge of course requirements, assignments and grading. Her contact details are: Kristina Irion, Assistant Professor Department of Public Policy Central European University, Budapest Office Nador 11, room No. 214 Email to [email protected] Direct line: +36 (1) 327-3000, ext. -2283 Course schedule During the winter term 12 seminars will be held. Please refer to the DPP class schedule for the times and places of the classes. Occasionally, times and places of classes can be subject to short change. Please make sure that you are up to date. These are the important dates for the students: Proposition of term paper end of week 7 latest Deadline term paper 6 April 2010 Course description The course is designed to explore the interface of public policy and modern Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) converging to electronic governance. The exploration of varying concepts of e-governance covers the automation of bureaucracy, public knowledge management, electronic delivery of public services and the enhancement of citizen/civil society participation. Students will be acquainted with enabling policies and good practices for e-governance taking
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II a comparative perspective and drawing from case studies. The course strives to identify the vast potential as well as the most common challenges to e-governance strategies that need to be addressed. Inter alia the course provides impulses for students to answer the question of whether e-governance indeed transforms democracy and policy making. Requirements The course requirements are (1) preparation, attendance and active participation, (2) a student presentation, and (3) a term paper. Please familiarize yourself with the essential reading for each seminar beforehand and be prepared to discuss the facts and arguments presented herein. Studying and summarizing the recommended reading for the next seminar can also be assigned to a student. Each student is required to contribute to the course with a case study taking the form of a presentation of about 10 to 15 minutes. Leading a subsequent discussion and providing the presentation or a handout to the course form part of the presentation assignment. The use of presentation tools, e.g. Power Point etc., is up to the discretion of the presenter. If any equipment is needed in order to deliver the presentation please make sure to inform the lecturer timely at least two days before, because it has to be booked in advance. The final paper is due on 6 April 2010. Students can select their topic of
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