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Preliminary info last published 29/03-19
The Digital State
Offered to guest students:
Offered as a single subject:
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Master of Science in Information Technology (Digital Innovation and Management)
27 January 2020
31 August 2020
AbstractThe course examines the new responsibilities, obligations and of state actors as they implement IT systems. It explores how public bodies use and store data, questions the line between public and private companies, and explores political and ethical questions of infrastructure and responsibility during public digitization initiatives.
DescriptionDenmark is at the forefront of public digitalization with profound consequences for public institutions and citizens. In the years to come the importance of digitalization is only likely to increase. To be able to analyze and reflect on some of the complex challenges of public sector digitalization drawing on ethnographic studies and theoretical frameworks from Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, and Organisational studies. The course will be focused on a range of case studies of public digitalization. It covers topics such as the digitalization and its effects, the digital state in everyday life, motivations for digitization, global comparisons of state digitalization and the scandinavian state, successful failed public digitizalization projects.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
Ordinary examExam type:
C: Written report, external (7-trinsskala)
C: Submission of written work
Students will hand in a 15 page individually authored exam which responds to one mandatory question and one question selected from four options.