• 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
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Grant Walton
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2024
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Available for on-campus & online learning. Students participate in interactive, real-time classes. 2024 class dates: July 23; Sept 2,4,6,9,11 & 13

The course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the theory and practice of corruption and anti-corruption efforts. 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, geography, economics and culture. The course will also consider ways of evaluating anti-corruption measures, including cleanup campaigns, anti-corruption commissions and NGOs. While drawing extensively from a growing scholarship on corruption, the course includes insights from a range of practitioners working on the front line of responding to corruption.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of theories about definitions, measurements, causes and consequences of corruption.
  2. Apply these theories to anti-corruption policies and practice.
  3. Evaluate various types of anti-corruption activity.
  4. Explain and analyse the transnational dimensions of corruption and anti-corruption efforts.
  5. Critically reflect on the political, economic, social, cultural and geographical forces shaping corruption and anti-corruption efforts.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Case study analysis (1800 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Essay (3000 words) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

A standard 6 unit course workload is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.

Prescribed Texts

None

Preliminary Reading

See Wattle course site.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
6544 23 Jul 2024 09 Aug 2024 09 Aug 2024 11 Oct 2024 In Person N/A
Online
6545 23 Jul 2024 09 Aug 2024 09 Aug 2024 11 Oct 2024 Online N/A

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