Corruption in the Government

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Corruption in the Government

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course offers an introduction to understand the nature of corruption. Corruption has existed throughout human history from ancient to modern times. Because of its huge negative impact, corruption has been dealt with by several social science disciplines including political science, public policy, sociology, economics, and anthropology. This multidisciplinary characteristic of corruption indicates the complexity of corruption related problems. Coping with corruption, thus, requires not only exploring causes and consequences, but crafting subtle strategies and institutions as well. In this aspect, this course will analyze diverse sources of corruption, investigate domestic and international efforts to reduce corruption, and examine anticorruption stratgies.

    Susan Rose-Ackerman, 1999. Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

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