846 Analysis of ICT Policies

846 Analysis of ICT policies

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Dalibor Stanimirović, PhD

 

1. Objectives and competences

The aims:

  • student is familiar with the basic characteristics of  the concept of political idea, understands the purpose of policy analysis and institutional decision-making mechanisms, as well as related issues of public interest
  • student is able to identify and critically evaluate the implications of ICT policies and technological developments on the various segments of society and social changes.
  • student is familiar with different methodological approaches and research methods for analysis and evaluation of ICT policies, and critically evaluates their applicability to the evaluation needs and preset substantive policy goals
  • student is familiar with the indicators and their fundamental characteristics, and manages the use of different indicator models for the analysis and evaluation of national / international ICT policies from different aspects and levels

Competences:
Student:

  • understand the concepts of political idea and information society, and their interrelations in the changing local and global socio-economic conditions
  • understanding the complex substantive and procedural aspects of policy analysis, its interdisciplinary nature and its role in the political process and tendencies towards the re-conceptualisation of public policies, further democratization of decision-making processes and effective implementation of the public interest
  • ability to critically analyze existing methodological approaches for the evaluation of ICT policies and understanding of the gap between theory and practice
  • ability to critically assess and evaluate national / international ICT policies and their impacts on different social groups and sub-systems and the capacity to use the results in decision making process and further design of ICT policies

2. Content

  • The concept of ICT policy, policy analysis as a support to decision-making, and institutional aspects of the decision-making
  • Implications of ICT policies on different social groups and sub-systems
  • Methodological aspects of the analysis and evaluation of ICT policies and their effects
  • Overview of the various methodological approaches for the evaluation of ICT policies
  • Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing approaches for evaluation of ICT policies - issues and barriers
  • Substantive aspects and levels of analysis and evaluation of ICT policies
  • Economic-sustainability aspect of the evaluation of ICT policies and their effects
  • Political-sociological aspect of the evaluation of ICT policies and their effects
  • Organizational aspect of the evaluation of ICT policies and their effects
  • Infrastructural aspect of the evaluation of ICT policies and their effects
  • Identification, design and characteristics of the key indicators for comprehensive and balanced evaluation of ICT policies
  • Analysis and evaluation of national / international ICT policies in different areas of public administration and public sector (e-government, e-health, e-social, e-education ...)

 

3. Readings

  • Association for Progressive Communications (2003). ICT Policy: A Beginner’s Handbook. Chris Nicol (ed.). Published by the Association for Progressive Communications. 140 str.
  • Adomi, Esharenana E. (2010). Frameworks for ICT Policy: Government, Social and Legal Issues. IGI Global Snippet. Izbrana poglavja 180 str.
  • Baliamoune-Lutza, Mina (2003). An analysis of the determinants and effects of ICT diffusion in developing countries. Information Technology for Development. Volume 10, Issue 3, str. 151-169.
  • Fink-Hafner, Danica (2002). Analiza politik - akterji, modeli in načrtovanje politike skupnosti. V: Jelovac, Dejan (ur.). Jadranje po nemirnih vodah menedžmenta nevladnih organizacij. Ljubljana: Radio Študent: Študentska organizacija Univerze; v Kopru: Visoka šola za management, str. 105-123.
  • Slabe-Erker, Renata (2008). Merjenje in vrednotenje razvojne politike. Inštitut za ekonomska raziskovanja. Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za družbene vede. Izbrana poglavja 60 str.
  • Dunn, William N. (1994). Public policy analysis. Englewood Cliffs.  Prentice-Hall. Izbrana poglavja 150 str.
  • Stanimirović, Dalibor, Jukić, Tina, Nograšek, Janja, Vintar, Mirko (2012). Analysis of the methodologies for evaluation of e-government policies. Lect. notes comput. sci., str. 234-24
  • Nograšek, Janja, Stanimirović, Dalibor, Jukić, Tina, Vintar, Mirko (2012). Razvoj integralnega modela kazalnikov za evalvacijo politik na področju e-uprave. Uporab. inform. (Ljubl.), letn. 20, št. 4, str. 218-228.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Student is familiar with the concept of political idea and understands the characteristics of policy analysis as a social science scientific discipline through which he/she can critically analyze and evaluate the implications of ICT policies on different social groups and sub-systems, both at local and global levels. Student is able to applicably use the results of analysis and evaluation of ICT policies and transfer them into the process of design and implementation of appropriate ICT policies (policy process).

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • case study
  • seminar work
  • presentation of the seminar work 

6. Assessment

  • written or oral exam  (50%)
  • seminar work and oral presentation (50%)