Comparative Political Corruption (POL4102.01)

Rotimi Suberu

Political corruption is broadly understood to involve the exploitation of public office for private gain. It is a longstanding problem, and it persists more or less in every society, including old democracies and developing countries. This course explores the definitions, drivers, patterns, effects and control of political corruption from a global perspective. Key topics include: a survey of major social science and public policy debates on the meanings, indicators, and causes of corruption; corruption in historical perspective across different political cultures and systems; contemporary political scandals and their ramifications for human rights, democracy, development, conflict, and international security; and national and international strategies to counteract or prevent the corrupt practices of public officials.

Interested students may email rsuberu@bennington.edu beginning on May 17, or register on Friday, May 19 from 10:00am – 2:00pm (during office hours) in Barn 226.

Prerequisites: Previous work in SCT or CAPA
Credits: 2
M 10:00am - 11:50am; Th 10:00am - 11:50am (first seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
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