Cultural Roots & Economic Consequences of Corruption

Course NameCultural Roots & Economic Consequences of Corruption
Course CodeLEG388 / LEG588
DescriptionThis course is designed for students wishing to gain an insight into one of the most important factors which affects the economic, political and social evolution of countries, often in a quite negative way: Corruption. Corruption is intended here as the abuse of Power for personal gains and encompasses behaviours like for example extortion of bribes, acceptance of bribes, influence of external agents on the behaviour of political representatives. These various aspects of Corruption will be analysed in-depth, taking care of expounding also their specific consequences on economic growth, on the capacity of a specific country to attract Foreign Direct Investment and on the social evolution of a given community.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Understand what Corruption is and why it is a phenomenon difficult to eradicate;
– Understand what are the problems Corruption creates in those countries where it is widespread;
– Evaluate the capacity of students to identify a topic and research on it.
SchoolJohn H. Carey II School of Law
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS