Økonomi og administrasjon - siviløkonom, 5-årig masterprogram
The course defines and describes various forms of corrupt practices. Emphasis is put on bureaucratic corruption as it occurs in the interface between private business and public administration anywhere in the world. The course also offers specific analyses of countries where corruption is systemic and endemic. Case studies are used to illustrate inter-personal and inter-institutional motives and mechanisms behind various forms of corruption in different cultural and political contexts. Principal-agent and clientelism theories are presented as bases for understanding. Economic and political impacts of corruption are analyzed. Measures to curb corrupt practices are discussed based on context-specific analyses of power relations in society and traditions of transparency and accountability.
On successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
identify major forms of corrupt practices.
understand major theories on rent seeking.
differentiate between various political and cultural conditions for corruption.
analyze and explain bribery and fraud based on individual and institutional rationale.
apply knowledge to avoid being part of corrupt behavior.
assess strategies for corruption eradication in various regional and institutional contexts.
Arbeidsformer og arbeidsomfang
Lectures, student presentations and group discussions.Estimated workload is about 270 hours.
Course evaluation is carried out as a midterm evaluation in accordance with standard procedure in the quality assurance system, chapter 2.1.1., unless other information is given in the beginning of the semester.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
The course requires students to complete one in-class assignment. More information in Fronter at the start of the semester.