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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:5 / 7.5
Course supervisor: Mārtiņš Daugulis
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Political Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Political Science; International Politics

Objective

The course aims to help students gain a deeper understanding of the nature, current impacts, and potential future impacts of e-governance, also known as digital government or electronic government. E-governance is the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies to provide government information and services, as well as channels of communication to citizens, businesses, and other governments. Many local, state, federal, and supra-national organisations and international institutions have developed an online presence, ranging from simple information to complex services. These are collectively known as e-government. Specific areas of study will include the e-government’s relation to the political process and to information policy, what populations are and are not using e-government, challenges to access, the evaluation of e-government, public sphere entities that support e-government, and social networking applications and e-government, among other topics.

Prerequisites

Students should have basic knowledge about governance and communication theories.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Students will be able to identify the nature of e-government and describe current and future social and political implications of e-government.
Students will be able to identify different methods and types of e-government.

Skills

Students will be able to analyse specific issues in e-government and the literature related to those issues. Students will be able to analyse e-government within the larger policy environment and political context.

Competence

Students will be able to evaluate e-government tools and determine the role of them in providing e-government services.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2018, Spring semester
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International Governance and Diplomacy2Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2018, Autumn semester
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International Governance and Diplomacy3Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2019, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
International Governance and Diplomacy3Master’sLimited choice
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
International Governance and Diplomacy3Master’sLimited choice
International Relations and Diplomacy3Master’sLimited choice