Corruption Courses & Curricula
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This course explores the dynamics of crime and corruption and their relationships with the creation and maintenance of democracy. The focus is less on law enforcement and justice administration than on assessing the significance of crime and corruption with respect to how both new and established democracies operate. It considers political institutions and processes as well as civic culture and civil society as determinants of criminal-political dynamics.
This executive education course aimed at compliance professionals and executives took an integrative approach to ethics and compliance programming. In an immersive, action-oriented curriculum, participants worked with a mix of UC Berkeley faculty and industry experts. Through case studies, classroom lecture, and group breakout sessions, faculty and industry experts delivered strategic and tactical insights.
Developed by Professor Abiola Makinwa at the Hague Law School, this course introduces students to the international regulatory framework on corruption as it relates to multinational corporations (MNC’s). Anti-corruption strategy has moved to the center stage of corporate planning and strategy as links between corruption, poverty, crime, and the lack of sustainable development have led to a worldwide consensus criminalising bribery in international transactions. This has resulted in a regulatory ...
Forming part of the Executive MBA programme at Columbia Business School, this course from 2010 focused on the non-market factors that influence private sector behaviour in the developing world. While these are relevant for the behaviour of firms anywhere, they loom particularly large in poor countries. Topics covered in this course included rule of law (contract enforcement, intellectual property rights, investor protection), corruption and corporate social responsibility.
For the last five years, the Ohio Northern University College of Law has had an upper-level course in Competitiveness and Corruption developed and taught by Professor Elena Helmer. The course is part of the curriculum of the Democratic Governance and Rule of Law LL.M. Program for public interest lawyers from transitional democracies and American lawyers interested in international development work. The course is mandatory for all LL.M. students but is also open to regular J.D. students.
Transnational Crime and Corruption (George Mason University – Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre)
Developed by Professor Louise Shelley at George Mason University, this course provides an overview of transnational crime and corruption and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of countries around the world. The growing problem of transnational crime in conflict regions is a central focus. The increasing links among crime groups, corruption and terrorism and the diverse range of activities in both the legitimate and illegitimate economy are also addressed. The diverse ...
Developed by Bathylle Missika at Sciences Po, this course ran in 2009-10 and provided an overview of the fight against corruption in developing countries, mainly from the perspective of bilateral and multilateral donors’ efforts. The discussion was framed within the broader context of governance efforts in developing countries. The course looked into the many aspects of corruption (administrative vs. political corruption), the actors involved (UN, OECD, Transparency International, etc.), their ...
This is a course in professional responsibility. It is designed to enable students to think critically about the broader context and consequences of the decisions they will make as professionals and managers.
This seminar, from NYU's law school, analyses the types of corruption that exist in both the public and private sectors, the means by which a variety of criminal and non-traditional remedies may be used to reduce the frequency and impact of corrupt activities, and the constitutional and statutory problems that are implicated by such approaches.
Developed by professor Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky, this course aims to introduce the students to formal and empirical analyses of corruption in central issues of public and development economics. The course is part of the Public Policy and Development Programme at the Paris School of Economics.
The seminar, offered by the HEC Lausanne, covers selected issues pertaining to the business environment in emerging markets.
On the occasion of the 3rd Global Forum, the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption in Curriculum Change launched comprehensive anti-corruption guidelines for curriculum change for business schools and management-related academic institutions around the world.
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.
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.
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.
This course explores the causes and impact of corruption; how it permeates many sectors of a society, particularly – but by no means exclusively – in developing countries; and evaluates strategies and policies for reducing the level and impact of corruption.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
This course, run by Professor Michael Johnston, is part of the Political Science Programme at Colgate University.