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CORRUPTION AND POLITICS

CORRUPTION AND POLITICS

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Subject Information

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Code
109031
Plan
290
ECTS
4.00
Type
Opcional
Year
3
Duration
Second semester
Area
CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
DERECHO ADMINISTRATIVO
Departament
Derecho Administ., Financiero y Procesal
Derecho Público General
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Zulima Palmira Sánchez Sánchez
Group/s
Único
Departament
Derecho Administ., Financiero y Procesal
Area
Derecho Administrativo
Centre
Fac. Derecho
Office
263A
Office hours
Por determinar en función del horario de clase asignado
Web address
-
E-mail
zulimas@usal.es
Telephone
Ext. 1652
Profesor/Profesora
Carolina Plaza Colodro
Group/s
Único
Departament
Derecho Público General
Area
Ciencia Política y de la Administración
Centre
Fac. Derecho
Office
Espacio ACPA, Planta Jardín
Office hours
-
Web address
-
E-mail
cplazaco@usal.es
Telephone
923294500 Ext. 3510

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.

Elective course

Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.

The course will guive an approach to corruption restrictions. The existing legal bases to control corruption. International agreements that aim to fight corruption. Mechanisms to control corruption will be studied in different countries with case studies. The relationship between politics and corruption.

Professional profile.

NGOs, International Institutions, Public Administrations, Human Rights institutions.

3. Prerequisites

Basic Political Science and Law concepts.

4. Learning objectives

Analyze the norms that try to control corruption as well as the institutions that play an important role in such a control. Differentiate the role of each of these institutions. Relate the existing figures for control and analyze their results.

5. Contents

Theory.

Part I.

1. Conceptualizing corruption as a violation of international Human rights

2. Governance and corruption

3. Control of corruption and global public administration

Part II.

1. Definition of Corruption. Causes of Corruption

2. Patterns of Corruption. Consequences of Corruption

3. Control of Corruption and politics.

Practice.

The course deals with theory and practice. We will study each concept through readings and academic debates. Case studies will be selected to underline key issues of corruption and politics theory and practice according with the questions considered during the course.

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

CB3, CB5, CG1, CG4

Specific.

CE7, CE13, CE20

7. Teaching methods

Each week is organized in two parts. The first part will focus on different theoretical aspects based on the literature. In the second session, we will work with different audiovisual material, readings, case-study. The aim of the course is to bring to the student the analytical and conceptual tools needed to understand and analyze the implications of corruption in politics in a global context.

8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

Reference books.

References:

- Arnold Heidenheimer and M. Johnston eds. Political Corruption: Concepts and Contexts. Transaction Publishers, 2006.

- Klitgaard, Robert, Controlling Corruption Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

- Michael Johnston, Syndromes of Corruption, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

- Levitsky, Steven and Ziblatt, Daniel (2018): How democracies die. New York: Crown.

- Peters, A.: Corruption as a violation of international Human rights, MPIL Research Paper Series, 2016-18.

- Rose-Ackerman, Susan, Corruption and Government, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Other bibliographic references, electronic or other types of resources.

Reading material (list available in Studium.)

10. Assessment

General considerations.

 All students are expected to keep up with the required readings and to attend classes

Assessment criteria.

All late assignments will not be evaluated

Assessment tools.

Practical exercises and quizzes (60% of the final grade): will evaluate your analytical and practical skills along the course.

Final Exam (40% of the final grade): multiple-choice exam will include theoretical and practical questions. It is necessary to obtain 20% so this test can contribute to the final grade. In case of not reaching this minimum, you will have to repeat the exam in the second call, regardless of the score obtained in the other assignments.

Assessment recommendations.

Attend classes. Do the readings. Do the exercises and other assignments on time. All late assignments will not be evaluated. If you do not upload your exercises, quizzes and research report before the due date you will not have another opportunity.

Academic dishonesty will not be allowed.

Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.

You will have two opportunities to take the final exam. There are no opportunities to re-do all the other course assignments. Final grade will be a weighted in the second call in the same way that the first one.

11. Weekly teaching organization