This comparative module will examine the topic of political corruption from conceptual and empirical perspectives. Corruption is a political phenomenon that is virtually ubiquitous in the modern world, yet different states experience markedly different levels and types of corruption. With the gradual decline in the worst forms of authoritarianism, corruption is increasingly coming to be recognised as one of the most significant obstacles to accountable democratic government in the twenty-first century. The module will thus be of interest to those whose primary focus is on comparative politics, political economy, political theory, human rights, sociology and/or political history.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Weekly 1-hour lecture and 1-hour seminar group
Module assessment - more information
2x 3000-word essay (50% each)