Subject: Knowledge management
Course: Information politics
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: one semester
Status: elective for all
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour and 1 hour of seminar every week
Assessment: oral exam and written report
Prerequisites: none

Course description:
The course will introduce the definition and the field of information politics, the different types of information politics and their relations, global and regional structures such as WTO, ITU, ICANN, etc.
Also, the course will emphasize the information politics of the EU; it will discuss the theme of Europe and global information society, as well as ICT and knowledge needed for the social development.
The course will cover the integration and application of the ICT in commerce, industry and government, global and regional trends in telecommunication infrastructure. The ICT priorities in the countries in transition, as well as the politics of the education technology will be discussed. Also, the course will cover the development and trends of the ecommernce and ebusiness, national telecommunication netoworks and the research priorities in ICT.

Course objective:
The course should enable students to understand the influence of knowledge and ICT (information communication technology) on the development of the society and on the creation of the information society.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. J. Humphrey, R. Mansell, D. Pare, H. Schmitz; The Reality of E-commerce with Developing Countries; Department for International Development (DFID); 2003.
2. M. Bergquist, J. Ljungberg; The Power of Gifts: Organizing Social Relationships in Open Source Communities; Information Systems Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4; 2001 - pp. 305-320  
3. M. Castells, P. Himanen; The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model; Oxford University Press; 2002

Seminar reading list:
1. M. Castells; Materials for an Exploratory Theory of the Network Society; British Journal of Sociology; 2000 - Vol. 51 (1): 5-24
2. M. Castells; The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business and Society; Oxford University Press; 2001 - pp. 1-8, 36-63.
3. M. Chircu, R. J. Kauffman; Reintermediation Strategies in Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce; International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol. 4, No. 4; 2000 - pp. 7-42  
4. N. Garnham; Emancipation, the Media and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory; 2000 - 'The Media as Technologies' -pp. 63-81
5. P. A. David; The Evolving Accidental Information Super-Highway; Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2; 2001. pp. 159-187  
6. P. Kollock; Communities in Cyberspace; ed. M. A. Smith, P. Kollock; Routledge; 1999
7. R. Cowan, D. Foray; The Economics of Codification and the Diffusion of Knowledge; Industrial and Corporate Change, 6(3); 1997 - pp. 595-622  
8. R. Hawkins, R. Mansell, W. E. Steinmueller; Towards Digital Intermediation in the Information Society; Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XXXIII (2); 1999 - pp. 383-391  
9. R. Mansell, W. E. Steinmueller; Mobilizing the Information Society: Strategies for Growth and Opportunity; Oxford University Press; 2000 - 'Competing Interests and Strategies in the Information Society', pp. 8-36 , 98-149, 289-337.
10. R. Mansell; Communication by Design: The Politics of Information and Communication Technologies; ed. R. Mansell, R. Silverstone; Oxford University Press; 1996 - 'Communication by Design?' -- pp. 15-43
11. R. Mansell; Digital Opportunities and the Missing Link for Developing Countries; Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2; 2001 - pp. 282-295  
12. R. Mansell; Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction; Oxford University Press; 2002 - 'Conclusion: Social Relations, Mediating Power, and Technologies' - pp. 251-270
13. R. Mansell; New Media Competition and Access: The Scarcity-Abundance Dialectic; New Media & Society, Vol. 1(2); 1999 - pp. 155-182  
14. W. E. Steinmueller; Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical InteractionInside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction; ed. R. Mansell; Oxford University Press; 2002 - 'Virtual Communities and the New Economy' - pp. 21-54  
15. W. E. Steinmueller; Will New Information and Communication Technologies Improve the "Codification" of Knowledge?; Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 9(2); 2000 - pp. 361-376  
16. W. H. Melody; Institutional Analysis and Economic Policy; ed. M. Tool, P. Bush; 2003 - 'Policy Implications of the New Information Economy' - pp. 411-432