- Code POGO8076
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Policy and Governance Program
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Policy and Governance
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Edward Larmour
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2015
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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
An orientation session will be held at 2pm Tuesday 28 July 2015 in the Brindabella Theatre at Crawford School. This is the moment to consider assessment tasks, and any other questions you might have.
The first assignment is due in on 24 August.
Face to face teaching will take place from Monday 7 September until Friday 18 September in Canberry & Springbank Room 132, Crawford Building. Sessions will start at 9am and finish about 12.30pm.
The convenor, Peter Larmour, will then be available for 1:1 consultation with students each day between 2.30-4.30pm in Canberry & Springbank Room except for 16 September (Seminar Room 7 on Wednesday 16 September), and every student is expected to make an appointment to discuss their work, including their long essay topic.
Involvement of NSW ICAC
This course is only available to ANU and ANZSOG Masters students. It was originally designed and delivered in collaboration with the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption, who also nominated participants from the NSW public service. Unfortunately new federal government regulations mean we cannot combine these two types of students in one classroom, so the course has been redesigned for ANU and ANZSOG Masters students only.
Two assignments, one to be completed before the face-to-face teaching, one to be completed after.
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6 full days of face to face teaching in Canberra, during the mid-semester break, preceded by completion of first assignment (due 10 days before), and followed by completion of second assignment (due 1 month after)
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:
Barcham, M., B. Hindess and P.Larmour, eds, 2012 Corruption: Expanding the Focus. Canberra: ANU E Press. Chapters downloadable for free from:
Fletcher, E and D. Herrmann 2012 The internationalisation of corruption: scale, impact and countermeasures. Farnham, Surrey: Burlin. E Book available in ANU Library:
A course reader of photocopied articles will available from Student Services in the Crawford Building. These will also available as pdfs on Moodle
P. Larmour ‘A Short Introduction to Corruption and Anti Corruption' CIES E-Working Paper
Undergraduate study in the social sciences. Some experience or interest in public service or NGO work would be useful
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1481||07 Sep 2015||18 Sep 2015||18 Sep 2015||18 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|