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Corruption is widely considered to be a major obstacle to sustainable economic and social development in Southeast Asia. This subject examines the notion of corruption and the analytical frameworks that scholars, policy-makers and activists have used to understand it. It also analyses the nature, magnitude, causes, and consequences of corruption within the region focusing on a set of case studies related to matters such as economic growth, public service provision, the rule of law, and environmental protection. The subject concludes by evaluating alternative strategies for combating corruption within the region.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- Define corruption and explain how it has been understood in different analytical frameworks.
- Explain how the magnitude and nature of corruption in Southeast Asia has changed over time.
- Explain what forces have shaped the nature of corruption within the region and how they have done so.
- Propose strategies for reducing corruption in Southeast Asia.
Last updated: 3 November 2022