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16 Apr 2012

The Business Environment of Emerging Markets (HEC Lusanne)

The seminar covers selected issues pertaining to the business environment in emerging markets. The first part of the seminar consists of sessions devoted to an introduction to the process of economic development in order to provide students with background material. It briefly covers (i) growth and convergence, (ii) poverty and inequality within and across countries, (iii) the role of international trade and trade policy, (iv) the politics of economic policies, (v) social capital, corruption, ...

31 Jan 2012

Corruption, Development, and Good Governance (George Washington University)

This course examines corruption from real world as well as scholarly perspectives. It uses case studies, debates, guest lectures, and items from the news to examine how corruption can affect effective governance at the national and international levels and its trade spillovers. It also examines how new technologies and strategies (from cell phones to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) can reduce corruption and improve governance.

21 Nov 2011

National Governance, Corruption, Public Economics and Development (Paris School of Economics)

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.

02 Nov 2011

Leading with Ethics and Compliance (UC Berkeley)

This executive education course aimed at compliance professionals and executives takes an integrative approach to ethics and compliance programming. In an immersive, action-oriented curriculum, participants will work with a mix of UC Berkeley faculty and industry experts. Through case studies, classroom lecture, and group breakout sessions, faculty and industry experts will deliver strategic and tactical insights that can be applied immediately.

05 Oct 2011

Political Corruption (University of Sussex)

Developed by Dr. Dan Hough, this third year undergraduate course runs in the Spring and Summer terms at the University of Sussex in the UK. It is one of a range of teaching and research activities within the newly-founded 'Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC)'. This course has been running since 2005; it is multi-disciplinary in nature and analyses what corruption is, where it flourishes and, most importantly, what can be done about it.

19 Sep 2011

Multinationals and Corruption (The Hague University)

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 ...

13 Jul 2011

The Private Sector & International Development (Columbia Business School)

Forming part of the Executive MBA programme, this course focuses 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 include rule of law (contract enforcement, intellectual property rights, investor protection), corruption and corporate social responsibility.

29 Jun 2011

Competitiveness and Corruption (Ohio Northern University College of Law)

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.

26 Apr 2011

Transnational Crime and Corruption (George Mason University – Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre)

Developed by Professor Louise Shelley, 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 dimensions of ...

25 Jan 2011

Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries: What can donors do? (Sciences Po)

Developed by Bathylle Missika at Sciences Po, this course provides an overview of the fight against corruption in developing countries, mainly from the perspective of bilateral and multilateral donors’ efforts. The discussions are framed within the broader context of governance efforts in developing countries. The course looks into the many aspects of corruption (administrative vs. political corruption), the actors involved (UN, OECD, Transparency International, etc.), their strategies and ...

04 Jan 2011

Ethics and Compliance (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

Developed by Ronald Berenbeim, The purpose of this course is to introduce a broad range of “non-market” issues encountered by managers and business professionals, and to help develop a set of analytical perspectives for making judgments when such issues arise. In economics many of these issues can be described as market failures or imperfections. The course also looks at how the legal system is used to redress such failures. It then examines the role of ethical norms in resolving such issues in ...

03 Oct 2010

Corruption: Global Perspectives (Rutgers University)

With the World Bank estimating that globally about $1 trillion per year is paid in bribes, 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. The course also focuses on corruption control, and co-operative arrangements which aim to prevent and contain corruption.

03 Oct 2010

Corruption and Corruption Control (New York University)

This seminar 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.

03 Oct 2010

Crime, Corruption and Democracy (Georgetown University)

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. Students write a mid-term and take-home ...

03 Oct 2010

Corruption, Development and Democracy (American University)

This course discusses the causes of corruption and evaluates various strategies for eliminating the abuse of public authority for personal ends. It begins with questions of definition and measurement: How can corruption in its various forms be identified, and how can levels and the prevalence of corruption be measured? Second, it considers how corruption impacts government performance generally and perverts distribution by directing public resources for political favouritism or personal gain. ...

03 Oct 2010

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.

29 Sep 2010

Ethics in American Politics (University of Florida)

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 examines theories of political ethics, important episodes of corruption, and the regulation of political ethics through elections and legislation.

23 Aug 2010

Corruption and Anti-Corruption (Policy & Governance, Australian National University)

This 5 day intensive course looks at the theory and practice of corruption, and the design of agencies and campaigns to combat it. It is designed and taught with the New South Wales independent Commission Against Corruption, the first such agency created in Australia. It draws on research done in the Crawford School on Corruption in the Pacific with the NGO Transparency International. It also draws on research done by the ICAC on the effectiveness of its prevention activities, and on ...

23 Aug 2010

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 ...

23 Aug 2010

Political Corruption (Colgate University)

This course examines the limits of privately interested political action in a variety of societies and considers possible explanations for corruption, examines case studies drawn from American politics and from other nations, and identifies the consequences of corruption, both for whole societies and for important groups within them. Reforms are a concern as well. Finally, the class considers the ways people in a variety of cultures judge right and wrong, and how they respond to the wrongdoing ...

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