Governance and Corruption

Module code: PL7593

Module co-ordinator: Dr Simona Guerra

Module Outline

The overall intellectual aims of the module are to arm students with the analytical tools to conceptualise different types of political corruption; introduce students to some of the methods used to measure corruption across time and space; analyse the cultural and socio-economic contexts that prompt the emergence of different types of corrupt activity; assess the effectiveness of anti-corruption strategies that are propagated by international organisations and national governments; and to analyse corrupt behaviour across developed and developing countries.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching will be delivered through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Blackboard – which allows for a range of innovative and engaging teaching techniques to be used, such as online presentation, podcasts, interactive message boards and Wikis, as well as one-to-one contact through conventional channels. 


  • Journal article analysis (20%)
  • Essay (80%)