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Dalhousie University - School of Public Administration

PUAD-6555: Management of Information (EGovernment) and Public Administration

DescriptionThe main objectives are to understand that information technologies provide means for public administrators to obtain, analyze, disseminate and store information; to analyze the uses of new technologies; and to understand the opportunities and problems that information technologies present to public administrators on personal, organizational and international levels. Each class addresses separate but related issues of managing information in the public sector. Some of the classes look at the history of information technology to place present day devices into perspective. The topics for other classes relate IT to smart communities, professional development, virtual offices, digital divide, management information and unethical behavior in public offices.

PREREQUISITE: Students must successfully complete all eight required classes of the first year of the MPA program prior to enroling 6000 level courses and MGMT 5000, or seek special permission from Graduate Coordinator.

Faculty: Jeffrey Roy 

Source: Graduate Calendar at (accessed 6 January 2014), and downloaded to the Atlas at  

Teaching Topics Addressed in this Course, Organized by Public Policy and Management Subject



Commentary by the Atlas editors: The 2010 syllabus for the course was provided to the PPG Atlas in 2010 and is attached. The class titles in this syllabus provide interesting candidates for teaching topics to be developed for the Atlas:

  • Service and Security
  • Transparency and Trust
  • Social Networking and Open Source Governance
  • Cloud Computing and Democracy
  • Living, Learning and Healing in a Digital World
  • Beyond Westminster Governnace

Page created by: Ian Clark, 11 January 2014. The content presented on this page, except in the Commentary, is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.



PUAD 6555 course outline 2010.pdfPUAD 6555 course outline 2010

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