Public Policy and Information Governance


  1. Understand the theoretical and methodological principles for the analysis of public information policies;
  2. Understand the cycle of public information policies in the State and Administration models;
  3. Provide instruments and techniques that allow intervention in the public policy cycle and support the Administration in its design, implementation and evaluation.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Pedro Manuel Pereira Penteado


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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CORNELIUS, Ian. (2010). Information Policies and Strategies. London: Facet.
HARGUINDÉGUY, Jean-Baptiste. (2013). Análisis de políticas públicas. Madrid: Tecnos.
MORAN, Michael (Editor); REIN, Martin (Editor); GOODIN, Robert E. (Editor). (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy.
(OxfordHandbooks of Political Science) [Paperback].
SÁNCHEZ, Margarita P. (2005). Análisis de políticas públicas. Granada: EUG.
SMALLWOOD, Robert F. (2014). Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices. West Sussex : Wiley.

Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through presential classes and independent work by students. The face-to-face classes will have a theoretical-practical character, consisting of moments of theoretical exposition of the themes, practical exercises, oral presentations and debates participated by the students. Students should read the material that is suggested before each class. The autonomous work of the students must complement and deepen the knowledge transmitted in the classroom, promoting autonomous learning by the students.

Evaluation method

Evaluation Method - Attendance and Participation(10%), Comments on texts (individual)(30%), Trabalho de grupo (apresentação escrita)(45%), Trabalho de grupo (apresentação oral)(15%)

Subject matter

  1. Public policies and respective cycle. Information. Informational / documentary heritage of cultural interest. Digital heritage. Role of the State and Administration;
  2. Scientific study of public policies. Theories and models;
  3. Cycle of public policies in the fields of Information and Informational / Documentary Heritage of cultural interest:
  4. Identification of problems and definition of the political agenda;
    • Formulation / design of public policies;
    • Decision making process;
    • Implementation process. Public policy instruments and law. Information policies in an organizational context;
    • Evaluation: ex ante, in itinere, ex post. Inputs, outputs and outcomes. Criteria for assessing the impact of public policies.
  5. Public and non-public social actors - ability to interfere in the process. International and national actors. Interest groups;
  6. Sectoral policies;
  7. Programs and projects at European and national level;
  8. Information Governance.


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