Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be delivered intensively from 9am - 5pm on 15 - 16 August & 12 - 13 September 2015. |
Total Time Commitment:
Entry into MC-IR Master of International Relations or 274-AB Master of Criminology.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Politics and International Studies at Undergraduate level
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Leslie Holmes
Prof. Leslie Holmes
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 encourages students to problematise the concept of corruption in terms of its varied meanings, 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. On completion, students should have a sophisticated understanding of corruption in the contemporary world, what causes it, how it is measured, and how it is combated. Students should also be able to provide an advanced cost-benefit analysis of corruption in political, economic and social terms.
On completion of this subject students should:
2 x 500 word briefing papers (10% each) due throughout the semester, a 3000 word essay (60%) due towards the end of semester, and a 1000 word briefing paper (20%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, lecture/seminar attendance is compulsory on all 4 days. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be provided.
|Recommended Texts:|| |
C. Fletcher & D. Herrmann, The Internationalisation of Corruption (2012)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Public Administration |
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
100 Point Master of Criminology |
100 Point Master of International Relations
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
150 Point Master of Criminology
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Criminology
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
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