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Governance in an Information Age (7069.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society

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    Syllabus

    Governance in an Information Age explores the challenges organisations operating in post-industrial and global contexts face in achieving openness, participation and effectiveness. It focuses on historical, anthropological, philosophical and sociological investigations of the making of the knowledge society and the information age. Students will have the opportunity to critically consider how human users and information systems are being co-configured and reconfigured in the 'networked society', and to explore how the new information and communication technologies offer both a stimulus and a challenge to better governance. Topics will include the information society, e-government, participatory design, e-democracy, privacy, and the digital divide.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. A familiarity with e-governance innovations; a broad understanding of the interplay of social, organisational and technological factors in shaping e-governance; an understanding of a range of qualitative approaches to investigating, designing and using information systems; an understanding of the social and ethical issues involved in e-governance

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of 24 credit points in any course, or the permission of the unit convener.

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