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Course Octet Stream Political Corruption in Asia (Michigan State University)
The course addresses both theoretical and empirical aspects of political corruption, and focuses the discussion on the context of East Asian countries. The importance of systematically understanding corruption in Asia is nearly self-evident as the post-war histories of most Asian countries, including China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, have been marked by numerous corruption scandals. The recent coup in Thailand and the mass demonstration in Taiwan have provided striking examples of the extent to which deep-seated corruption can pervade and shake a young democratic regime.
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Course Public Corruption and the Law (University of Chicago Law School)
This seminar focuses on how governments use the law to prevent and catch public corruption, how the law is sometimes used to protect public corruption, and how one should determine the optimal response to corruption and its consequences.
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Course Political Economy of Corruption and Good Governance (Lafollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The focus of this seminar is on the question: What are the prospects for success in anti-corruption reform and prescriptions, if any, for hurrying good governance along? The seminar has a strong policy orientation: it considers the state of cumulative knowledge on corruption as a policy issue that demands action both within countries and globally by a wide range of players.
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Course Political Corruption (Colgate University)
This course, run by Professor Michael Johnston, is part of the Political Science Programme at Colgate University.
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Course Political Corruption and Governance (Columbia University)
This course on comparative political corruption is both relevant to the field of comparative politics and public policy, and is suitable for a wide-range of graduate and undergraduate students in political science, public policy, international affairs, business (international business ethics), and law (white-collar crimes). As a comparative politics survey, it will introduce students to several key social science debates on the causes and effects of political corruption. Through on-going discussions about whether corruption hurts economic development and political stability, this class will provide a better understanding of the impact of corruption on bureaucracy, the economy, and society at large.
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Course VCS/ICS calendar Ethics in American Politics (University of Florida)
The problem of unethical behavior involving elected officials is a perennial concern in American politics. Since the early days of the Republic, policy makers and ordinary citizens have sought to control unethical conduct such as bribery and treason. In recent decades, the focus of concern about political ethics has shifted to the problem of "conflicts of interest" between elected officials' private interests and their public duties, and to the regulation of campaign finance. This course will examine theories of political ethics, important episodes of corruption, and the regulation of political ethics through elections and legislation. The main focus will be on the ethics of legislators, but we will also look at presidents, governors, and other public officials.
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Course Politics and Corruption (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)
This course has been offered to the 4th year B.S.S. Honours students in the department of Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, since 2006. Developed by Professor Muhammad Yeahia Akhter, it looks at global and domestic trends in political corruption and their impact on development, with a special emphasis on Bangladesh.
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Course Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries (Claremont Graduate University)
This course, run by Professor Robert Klitgaard from January to May 2013, explored strategies for preventing and mitigating corruption across a range of national, sectorial, municipal, and organizational contexts. Drawing on theory, empirical research, and lessons from successful cases of corruption control, students learned to combine strategic and managerial dimensions into effective diagnosis and action.
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Course D source code “Corruption(s): Problématisations et réactions sociales” (Sciences Po, Paris)
This 24h course aims at making students familiar with the ways of analyzing corruption and policies that are designed to address it. In order to show that the problematization of corruption depends on the considered socio-historical context, the course will adopt a comparative approach with cases from different geographical areas and historical periods.
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Course MA in Corruption and Governance (University of Sussex)
The University of Sussex offers a new one-year MA entirely focused on Corruption and Governance issues. It encompasses theoretical aspects of corruption, allowing student to understand “what corruption is, where it flourishes, why it proliferates, what challenges it poses for policy-makers and the business community and, ultimately, what can be done to counteract it”, as well as practical experience through the opportunity to undertake a three months internship in an organisation of this field.
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