Corruption Courses & Curricula
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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.
This course is designed to provide students with skills for assessing vulnerabilities to corruption in the health sector. It aims to build the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to become an effective advocate for anti-corruption strategies and health system reforms that promote accountability and transparency.
This course is a module of Tufts University Graduate Program. It looks at the nexus between conflict, corruption and peace as a cutting-edge issue in post-conflict state building.
The MACS is a two-year programme offered by the International Anti-Corruption Academy. It includes seven intensive, two-week modules which take place in three-month intervals at IACA or in other locations worldwide, as well as distance-learning. Application Deadline: 31 March 2014
The program is open to enforcement agencies, government agencies e.g. police forces, armed forces, customs agents, members of audit agencies, the Tenaga Nasional Bhd., Deutsche Telekom, Petronas and Pos Malaysia, as well as agencies from ASEAN countries. The program’s goal is to produce officers able to analyse and explore all aspects of corruption that could threaten the integrity of a country.
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.
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the theory and practice of corruption and anti-corruption. It shows how different understandings of corruption suggest different remedies. Students will consider definitions, explanations and measures of corruption, and its links to development, politics and culture.
This master’s program at the University of Passau is a two-year program with an entire module covering anti-corruption topics. The module, called “Governance, Institutions and Anti-Corruption”, has several courses of interest for those looking to learn more on the topic.
This course seeks to provide a foundation in the theoretical arguments about corruption and to link these arguments to the rich empirical and policy-relevant research conducted on corruption, particularly in developing countries, in the last few decades.
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 ...
With the World Bank estimating that about $1 trillion per year is paid in bribes globally, and that this illegality leads to poor economic performance and human rights violations, this course examines the phenomenon of corruption, identifies the contexts within which it flourishes, explores means of measuring it, and analyses the opportunity structure for corruption.
This course at the Pardee Rand Graduate School investigates the meaning of ethics and morals and how ethics impact public policy. The course also looks at professional codes of ethics and their enforcement while discussing and defining conflict of interest and what should be done to avoid them. Corruption is another topic of interest and the course looks at an analyst's responsibility regarding corruption and impropriety.
This course, part of the J.D. program at Georgetown’s law school, is meant to introduce law students to the international legal framework in place to fight corruption and provide students with information on the main players on the international stage.
This is a three-week full-time anti-corruption course at the University of Hong Kong.
This course by Professor Robert Klitgaard explores 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 learn to combine strategic and managerial dimensions into effective diagnosis and action.
Sciences Po Paris (France) : Course (in French) “Corruption(s): Problématisations et réactions sociales”.
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.
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 ...
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. This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. The guidelines, which are integrated into a single “toolkit”, provide the tools to address the ethical, moral, and practical challenges that students will ...
Intensive Anti-corruption training for future leaders
The Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) is the world’s first international and interdisciplinary Master programme in Anti-Corruption Studies. It is a part-time programme designed for working professionals who wish to remain fully employed while pursuing their degree. MACS students will have the opportunity to study in a participatory environment, among a group of motivated and committed individuals.