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.

Prerequisites: Previous work in SCT or CAPA. Please email instructor by Wednesday, May 15th at or sign up during regular office hours on Friday (5/17) 10am-2pm.
Credits: 2
M/Th 10:00-11:50 (first seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
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