Corruption in Context Social, Economic & Political Dimensions | Alison

Corruption in Context: Social, Economic and Political Dimensions

Learn about corruption in the context of social, economic and political dimensions with this free online course.

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This free online corruption in context course teaches you about the social, economic and political dimensions of institutional corruption. You will learn how corrupt practices by corporations and politicians have serious adverse effects on society at local, national, and international levels, often affecting the poor most severely. You'll also learn how governments and international bodies try to fight against it.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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This free online course Corruption in Context: Social, Economic and Political Dimensions will teach you about corruption in society, from the drivers of corruption, to political and economic views on corruption, and even corporate social responsibility.

The course starts of with discussing the adverse effects of corruption, beginning with the four main concerns about corruption, along with the effects of corruption on human rights, gender equality and even climate change. You will learn about the prevalence of corruption throughout society with examples.

Next, you will learn about the historical development of international corruption laws, and about different political views on what counts as corruption. The course also teaches you about Corporate Social Responsibility, how it was developed and its role in the fight against corruption. Start this course today and learn about corruption in the context of social, economic and political dimensions.

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Why Corruption Matters: The Adverse Effects of Corruption

The Many Faces of Corruption

Perceptions and Measurements of Corruption

Historical Development of International Corruption Laws

Divergent Political And Economic Views On Corruption

Corporate Social Responsibility And Corruption

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the four main concerns about corruption and its effects
  • Describe corruption in regards to: human rights, gender equality, global security, climate change and environmental degradation
  • Discuss the lack of a universal definition of corruption
  • Describe the prevalence of corruption thoughout society
  • Identify potential drivers of corruption
  • Identify the commonly cited indexes for measuring corruption
  • Discuss historic examples of corruption that lead to the creation of many anti-corruption laws
  • Explain the anti-corruption, practices and laws the OECD convention established
  • Describe what institutional corruption is, and the effects it can have
  • Explain what corporate social responsibility(CSR) involves
  • List the UN Global Compacts ten principles of CSR


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