Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week. If enrolments exceed 35, the 2nd hour of the seminar may be split into 2 or 3 small classes.
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
Politics and International Studies at Undergraduate level
|Non Allowed Subjects:
166-418 Corruption in Today's World
|Core Participation Requirements:
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This subject focuses on definitions, types and theories of corruption, and on its political, social and economic effects in various parts of the world, particularly since the 1980s. The subject asks students to problematise the concept of corruption in terms of its varied meanings in different cultures, and to distinguish it from concepts such as organised crime, shadow economy, and political sleaze. One major issue considered is the extent to which corruption can delegitimise political systems. The subject will explore cultural diversity in interpretations of corruption, and the extent to which different cultural and systemic factors appear to exacerbate or reduce corruption. There will be a particular focus on the possible connections between corruption and neo-liberalism and on methods used by States, IOs and NGOs for combating corruption.
On completion of this subject, students should:
2 x 500 word briefing papers, each worth 10% due throughout the semester, 1 x 1000 word briefing paper, worth 20% due during the semester, and a 3000 word essay worth 60% due at the end of semester.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject.Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Master of Criminology (CWT)
Master of International Relations
Master of Journalism
Politics and International Studies
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