2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

Corruption, and the perception of corruption, pervades many aspects of society and has become a source of political protest around the world. This course focuses on the similarities and differences between forms, causes, and effects of corruption in various environments. The course starts with a discussion of the definitions, causes, and effects of corruption across countries, and then turns to particular forms and contexts where corruption is observed: for example, developed and developing countries, conflict-ridden societies, and international investment. We will also discuss some of the potential solutions to corruption and their costs and benefits for political and civil society.

Classes

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:SOC 3680 001-LEC
Number:1235
Session:Summer 3-week 1
Class dates:June 1-19, 2020
Exam date:Friday June 19, 12 AM (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10:30 AM - 1 PM / TBA
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Young, P. (pty6)
Max. enroll:20
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 3683 001-LEC

Corruption, and the perception of corruption, pervades many aspects of society and has become a source of political protest around the world. This course focuses on the similarities and differences between forms, causes, and effects of corruption in various environments. The course starts with a discussion of the definitions, causes, and effects of corruption across countries, and then turns to particular forms and contexts where corruption is observed, such as developed and developing countries, conflict-ridden societies, and international investment. We will also discuss some of the potential solutions to corruption and their costs and benefits for political and civil society. At the end of the course, students will be able to: • Identify, compare and contrast forms of corruption and their causes and effects in various environments • Use social scientific concepts to understand corruption, and its proliferation and persistence • Critically assess various solutions proposed to address corruption, and think creatively about new remedies

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