UCL Credit Value: 30
ECTS Value: 15
|Module Coordinator: Prof Alena Ledeneva|
|Weekly Contact Hours: 2.0|
100% coursework (ONE regional report 6,000 words in length, see MA Handbook for format).
Overview - deadline week 4
-- How serious is the problem of corruption in the region, and why?
-- What is the climate for addressing/fighting corruption in the region?
-- What kind of recent change vis-à-vis corruption has taken place in the region, and why?
-- What are the implications for current policy-making of the regional report?
-- How do trends in corruption relate to broader socio-economic trends?
The course aims at enabling students to:
- DISCOVER the nature of corruption;
- IDENTIFY its forms;
- ANALYSE political, economic and social factors and implications of corruption;
- COMPARE practices of corruption and methods of its control in the CIS region
Students are expected to:
- IMPROVE skills of searching for and working with academic, policy-making and popular literature and internet sources on the subject;
- DEMONSTRATE ability to critically assess academic texts and policy-making documents as well as to present their own argument in a clear and structured form;
- DEVELOP expertise required for the jobs of analysts and consultants.
- Clarke, Michael (1983) Corruption: causes, consequences, and control
- Alatas, Hussein c1991,Corruption: its nature, causes, and functions
- Karklins, Rasma (2005) The system made me do it: corruption in post-communist societies
- Michael Johnston (2005) Syndromes of corruption: wealth, power, and democracy
- Ledeneva, Alena V. 2006, How Russia really works: the informal practices that shaped post-Soviet politics and business
Mungui-Pippidi, A. Good Governance. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Cockcroft L. and Wegener, A.C. Unmasked: Corruption in the west. London: I.B. Tauris, 2016.
Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.