POL3118 - Corruption and Public Governance

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course sets forth as its dual goals to (1) critically evaluate  different approaches, theories, and comparative dimensions of corruption; and 2) discover new knowledge about  the connection and mutual impact between corruption and other salient issues confronting public administration and management, with relevance to China (and Asia) in particular.

Specifically, the course aims to critically analyze the various dimensions of corruption: its definitions, causes, patterns, consequences, and controlling strategies. It also explores new ideas and perspectives about corruption  in the broad context of its relationships with democracy, public governance, administration and management, policy making and implementation, market development, and social values. Special attention will be paid to the Hong Kong experience and the ICAC model in fighting corruption. Corruption, thus, serves as the lens through which we can gain innovative approaches to other political and social problems.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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