Anti-Corruption Policy and Reforms
- To provide students with a thorough understanding of the corruption phenomenon.
- To provide students with knowledge of the up-to-date experience of anti-corruption policy implementation in different spheres and of the role of the anti-corruption component in the course of public administration reforms, civil service reforms, etc.
- To provide students with the methodology for a detailed analysis of possible anti-corruption strategies necessary for fighting corruption in Russia and abroad in different cultural, political, social, and economic settings.
- To give students an overview of legal regulation in the sphere of fighting corruption (cases from Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, and Africa).
- To help students to identify the weaknesses of particular anti-corruption regulations and consecutive implementation difficulties in their home countries.
- To help students to determine the most urgent and prospective anti-corruption initiatives to be implemented in their home countries.
- To provide the competencies necessary for effective and rational participation in the development and implementation of such anti-corruption initiatives.
- The students will know the theories of the corruption.
- The students will be able to do anti-corruption cases analysis.
- The students will be able to evaluate and to treat appropriately results of corruption measurement.
- The students will acquire the skills for planning corruption research.
- The students will be able to to analyze the anti-corruption policy-making and implementation.
- The students will know the international experience of fighting corruption.
- The students will acquire the skills for analytical participation in anti-corruption policy-making and implementation.
- Introduction to the courseTheoretical basis of the course. History of corruption. Definition of corruption. Principal-agent approach. Collective action approach. Causes and consequences of corruption. Group discussions “Understanding corruption”, “Corruption in the world: political regimes and corruption”, “History, cultural heritage and corruption”.
- Corruption diversity: types of corruption and implications for anti-corruption policyTypes of corruption and corrupt behavior and their nuances: petty, grand, political, electoral, systemic, administrative, business, vertical and horizontal and other types of corruption. Group discussion “Cultural context and its effects on the nature of corruption”
- How to explain the phenomenon of corruption“Real-world” corruption explanations: sociology, psychology and public administration theories about corruption. Modelling corruption. Group discussion “Attitude to participants of corruption”, “Is it possible to predict corruption?”
- Measuring corruptionMeasuring corruption and policymaking: tackling corruption diversity issue. Group discussion “Corruption: are bad numbers good and vice versa?”
- Actors of anti-corruption policy-makingThe participants of anti-corruption reforms: government, NGOs, civil society, citizens, businesses. Group discussion “How to involve society into anti-corruption process”
- International participation in anti-corruption policy-making and implementationInternational anti-corruption efforts: organizational environment and international legal anti-corruption regulation. Group discussion on the anti-corruption practices related to US FCPA and UK Bribery Act
- Governmental reforms and anti-corruption policyCivil service reforms, ethics and anti-corruption efforts around the world. Group discussion “Instrumental, cultural, administrative, and political diversity of anti-corruption initiatives”
- Open seminar "Anti-corruption policy: success and failure cases"The topics may include but are not limited to: - By the activity sphere: public procurement, public services, outsourcing, public regulation, corrupt lobbying, political corruption, judicial corruption, law enforcement, organized crime, extractive industry, forestry, construction, corruption in business, etc. - By the anti-corruption policy elements: ethical standards, public disclosure, whistleblowing implementation, conflict of interests regulation, gifts and benefits regulation, sponsorship and joint ventures regulation, post-separation employment regulation, secondary employment regulation, commercial activities regulation, political process transparency, etc.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.3 * Course participation + 0.3 * Presentation of individual research + 0.4 * Written analytical report
- Brioschi, C. A. (2017). Corruption : A Short History. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1655857
- Heimann, F. F., & Pieth, M. (2018). Confronting Corruption : Past Concerns, Present Challenges, and Future Strategies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1617692
- Miller, S. (2017). Institutional Corruption : A Study in Applied Philosophy. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1602643
- Perry, P. J. (2018). Political Corruption and Political Geography. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1990105
- Trapnell, S. E. (2015). User’s guide to measuring corruption and anti-corruption [Elektronische Ressource] / Stephanie E. Trapnell. New York/N.Y: UNDP Global Anti-corruption Initiative (GAIN). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.454716257