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2014/2015  KAN-CIEBV2003U  P6. Government 2.0: International and national regulation and policies

English Title
P6. Government 2.0: International and national regulation and policies

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 70
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Rony Medaglia - DIGI
Administrativ ansvarlig er Jeanette Hansen (jha.itm@cbs.dk)
Main academic disciplines
  • Political leadership, public management and international politics
Last updated on 29-10-2014
Learning objectives
After taking the course, students should be able to:
1. Compare and evaluate e-government regulations and policies at local, national and supranational level
2. Analyze and explain the historical development of e-government policy initiatives
3. Induce and critically assess e-government concepts and definitions
4. Identify and analyze characteristics and challenges of the policy areas of Smart Cities, eHealth and eParticipation
Course prerequisites
Completed bachelor or equivalent competences and a keen interest in e-government regulation and policies
Oral exam based on a written project:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term and Autumn Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course focuses on national and international regulation and policies for e-government.

The following topics are addressed in the course:
• E-government strategies and policy, concepts and definitions
• National e-government strategies, the long history of policy initiatives leading to the Danish frontrunner position
• Local policy initiatives supporting the national e-government strategy
• EU e-government policies and strategies, focus of strategies and their impact in the member-states
• The Scandinavian approach, how the Nordic Council deals with an e-government agenda in the Scandinavian region
• OECD/UN, e-government priorities in a global context
• The Asian digitalization – examples of Asian e-government policies which have turned out to be extremely successful
• Regulation of international collaboration in e-government, exemplified by e-customs
• Specific application area I/ eHealth
• Specific application area II/ e-democracy and participation
• Specific application area III/ Smart Cities

Teaching methods
Lectures with active participation from students.
Exercises have the form of workshops where students work with their exam project.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Exercises 24 hours
Further Information

Changes in course schedule may occur
Friday 08.00-11.30, week 36-41, 43-48

Expected literature

Boriana Rukanova, Eveline van Stijn, Helle Z Henriksen, Ziv Baida, Yao-Hua Tan (2009) Understanding the influence of multiple levels of governments on the development of inter-organizational systems
European Journal of Information Systems

Zinner Henriksen, Helle ; Rukanova, Boriana ; Tan, Yao-Hua. / Pacta Sunt Servanda but Where Is the Agreement? : The Complicated Case of eCustoms. I: Electronic Government : 7th International Conference, EGOV 2008

Chadwick, A. and May, C. (2003). ‘Interaction between States and Citizens in the Age of the Internet: “e-Government in the United States, Britain, and the European Union’, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, vol. 16, no. 2, 271-300.

Economist. (2008). E-readiness rankings 2008. Maintaining momentum. Retrieved on July, 11, 2008.

Heeks, R. (2006). Understanding and Measuring eGovernment: International Benchmarking Studies. E-Participation and E-Government: Understanding the Present and Creating the Future, Budapest, Hungary, 27-28 July 2006

OECD (2003). Promises and problems of e-democracy: Challenges of citizen on-line engagement, OECD. Pp. 1-58; 59-91; 129-142; 143-162.

Panopoulou, E., Tambouris, E., Tarabanis, K. (2009). 'eParticipation initiatives: How is Europe progressing?, European Journal of ePractice, Nº 7 • March 2009

Smith, S., Dalakiouridou, E. (2009). 'Contextualising Public (e)Participation in the Governance of the European Union', European Journal of ePractice, Nº 7 • March 2009

Wright, S. (2006). Electrifying Democracy? 10 Years of Policy and Practice. Parliamentary Affairs, 59(2), 236-249. 

+ Students individual choise of literature (300 pages)

Last updated on 29-10-2014