Course Description

Course Name

Corruption in the Government

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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)

*Course content subject to change