• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Edward Larmour
    • Dr Grant Walton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2018
    See Future Offerings

The 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. The course will also consider ways of evaluating anti-corruption measures, including cleanup campaigns, anti-corruption commissions and NGOs.

Learning Outcomes

An understanding of theories about the causes of corruption

An ability to apply those theories to anti-corruption practice

An ability to identify the theories implicit in anti-corruption practice

An ability to evaluate various forms of anti corruption activity

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

An introductory meeting at the start of the second week in the semester, which will discuss assessment and deal with questions.

Face-to-face teaching over two weeks in the mid semester break, with classes in the morning, and opportunities for 1:1 meetings with the lecturer in the afternoons

Indicative Assessment

Two assignments, one to be completed before the face-to-face teaching, one to be completed after.

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Workload

Ten mornings

Prescribed Texts

 

Larmour, P., 2012 Interpreting Corruption: Culture and Politics in the Pacific Islands Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. Chapters downloadable for free from USP Research repository:

http://repository.usp.ac.fj/cgi/search/simple?q=larmour&_action_search=Search&_action_search=Search&_order=bytitle&basic_srchtype=ALL&_satisfyall=ALL

 

Barcham, M., B. Hindess and P.Larmour, eds, 2012 Corruption: Expanding the Focus. Canberra: ANU E Press. Chapters downloadable for free from:

http://epress.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/whole.pdfHindess,

 

Fletcher, E and D. Herrmann 2012 The internationalisation of corruption: scale, impact and countermeasures. Farnham, Surrey: Burlin. E Book available in ANU Library:

 http://library.anu.edu.au/record=b3070939

 

Preliminary Reading

P. Larmour ‘A Short Introduction to Corruption and Anti Corruption' CIES E-Working Paper

http://www.cies.iscte.pt/destaques/documents/CIES-WP37_Larmour_.pdf

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate study in the social sciences. Some experience or interest in public service or NGO work would be useful

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6429 23 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 14 Oct 2018 In Person

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