Law and Corruption Seminar | L47xx

Corruption is an issue that transcends national boundaries. This seminar will examine corruption from legal, comparative and historical perspectives. We will discuss how the meaning of corruption has evolved over time, the legal instruments used to combat bribery and other forms of transnational corruption. We will focus on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as its foreign and international counterparts. We will also examine how power and repression, social and political instability, foreign aid, a natural resource-based economy and organized crime affect corruption in many countries in today’s globalized world. Finally, we will ask what and how much can be done, evaluating contemporary recommendations for "fixing" the problem.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 1
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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