Checking date: 26/11/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Corruption and Accountability
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science (320)

Coordinating teacher: PEREZ DE LA FUENTE, OSCAR

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law, Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


LEARNING OUTCOMES · Knowledge of the theories and institutional determinants, historical, political, economic, social and cultural corruption, through a comparative approach. . Applied knowledge of legal institutions for regulating corruption. Analysis of ethical and deontological approaches on corruption · Applied knowledge to handle and analyse indicators and comparative data corruption. · Applied knowledge to understand the institutional designs that create good governance, with particular attention to accountability, transparency and the separation of powers.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.- Concept of corruption 2.- Corruption, ethics and deontology 3.- Causes of corruption 4.- Consequences of corruption 5.- Administrative corruption 6.- Judicial corruption 7.- Political corruption I 8.- Political corruption II 9.- Corruption in private sector 10.- Organised crime 11.- International regulation of corruption 12.- Good government and accountability 13.- Transparency
Learning activities and methodology
1.- Lectures: Lesson subject matter will be explained in a general way, with special emphasis being placed on particularly complex ideas 2.- Practice sessions: Consolidation of the knowledge gained in the lectures through the application of practical cases studies, problem solving and text commentaries, etc.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Przeworski, Adam, Stokes, Susan, Manin, Bernard . Democracy, accountability and representation. Cambridge University Press. 1999
  • Bull, Martin, Newll, James L.. Corruption in contemporary politics. Palgrave Macmillan. 2003
  • Harris, Robert. Political corruption in and beyond the Nation State. Routledge. 2003
  • Heidenheimer, Arnold J. . Political corruption: concepts &contexts. Transaction Publishers. 2002
  • Klitgaard, Robert. Controlling corruption. University of California Press. 1988
  • Neild, Robert. Public corruption. The dark side of social evolution. Athem Press. 2002
  • Rose-Ackerman, Susan. Corruption and government. Causes, consequences and reform. Cambridge Univeristy Press. 1999

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.