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PI4587: GOOD GOVERNANCE & ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 29 Sep 2022 15:31


Course Overview

This course investigates the politics of good governance and anti-corruption policies inside and beyond the borders of Europe. It focuses on the concepts of corruption and good governance, explores major theoretical approaches regarding fight against corruption and addresses specific cases such as corruption in old patrimonial communist states, state capture in Southeast Europe, oligarchs in Europe’s near abroad and lords of poverty in Africa.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Digdem Soyaltin

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either International Relations (IR) or Politics (PI)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PI4087 Good Governance & Anti-Corruption Policy (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Combining insights from the governance literature and corruption research, the course seeks to introduce students to the historical designs and contemporary theories of anti-corruption. It explores whether good governance can be promoted across borders and examine in a critical way how the external actors (such as the EU) have performed in this regard. There will be analysis of case specific issues such as corruption in old patrimonial communist states, elite cartels and state capture in Southeast Europe, oligarchs in Europe’s near abroad and lords of poverty in Africa. The course will be a survey course to introduce students to the field and will be supplemented by a research seminar for students wishing to explore these issues in more depth.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided via Turnitin.

Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the causes of corruption and identify the consequences for government quality, democracy, and development.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse in a critical way how /why international and regional organisations (such as the EU) promote good governance and fight against corruption in the third countries.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the problems and challenges in good governance promotion and anti-corruption policies in different countries.
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand historical and contemporary theories for control of corruption.
ReflectionCreateDiscuss alternative perspectives, techniques, and policies to promote good governance and fight against corruption.

Weekly Seminar Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 Feedback Weeks 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35

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Feedback

Examples will be provided before the first seminar, best practice will be discussed after the initial submissions, and individual written feedback will be provided.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the causes of corruption and identify the consequences for government quality, democracy, and development.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse in a critical way how /why international and regional organisations (such as the EU) promote good governance and fight against corruption in the third countries.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the problems and challenges in good governance promotion and anti-corruption policies in different countries.
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand historical and contemporary theories for control of corruption.
ReflectionCreateDiscuss alternative perspectives, techniques, and policies to promote good governance and fight against corruption.

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 Feedback Weeks 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35

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Feedback

Written feedback via email.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the causes of corruption and identify the consequences for government quality, democracy, and development.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse in a critical way how /why international and regional organisations (such as the EU) promote good governance and fight against corruption in the third countries.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the problems and challenges in good governance promotion and anti-corruption policies in different countries.
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand historical and contemporary theories for control of corruption.
ReflectionCreateDiscuss alternative perspectives, techniques, and policies to promote good governance and fight against corruption.

Formative Assessment

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 Feedback Weeks 26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35

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Feedback

Guided peer feedback: students will offer each other advice and suggestions in relation to each other’s work after each presentation by using a standardised feedback form (oral and written) to help student prepare the second oral presentation which will be marked.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the causes of corruption and identify the consequences for government quality, democracy, and development.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse in a critical way how /why international and regional organisations (such as the EU) promote good governance and fight against corruption in the third countries.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the problems and challenges in good governance promotion and anti-corruption policies in different countries.
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand historical and contemporary theories for control of corruption.
ReflectionCreateDiscuss alternative perspectives, techniques, and policies to promote good governance and fight against corruption.

Individual written introductions using Padlet

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 25 Feedback Weeks

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In order to create a sense of community, each registered student on the course will, using Padlet, be required to write a short personal introduction. Full details of requirements to be given in course guide. 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the problems and challenges in good governance promotion and anti-corruption policies in different countries.
ProceduralUnderstandUnderstand historical and contemporary theories for control of corruption.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the causes of corruption and identify the consequences for government quality, democracy, and development.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse in a critical way how /why international and regional organisations (such as the EU) promote good governance and fight against corruption in the third countries.
ReflectionCreateDiscuss alternative perspectives, techniques, and policies to promote good governance and fight against corruption.

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