- Code POGO8076
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Policy and Governance
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Grant Walton
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2020
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In 2020 the in-class dates will be a 2 hour session in week 1 (Sem 2); Sep 7, 8, 9, 14, 15; Sep 17-18 (consultations- one on one). Taught remotely.
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
Students are introduced to the course, including assessment requirements and main themes, in an introductory lecture delivered in July.
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
Two assignments, one to be completed before the face-to-face teaching, one to be completed after.
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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:
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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