- 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 2021
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In 2021 class dates are 27 July; 6, 8 10, 13, 15, 17 September. See timetable for details.
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:
- Demonstrate an understanding of theories about the causes of corruption
- Apply those theories to anti-corruption practice
- Identify the theories implicit in anti-corruption practice
- Evaluate various forms of anti corruption activity
- Two assignments, one to be completed before the face-to-face teaching, one to be completed after. (100) [LO null]
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A standard 6 unit course workload is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
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:
Undergraduate study in the social sciences. Some experience or interest in public service or NGO work would be useful
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