Governance, Institutions and  Corruption in S/E Europe and the Balkans

COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE NAME

GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONS AND CORRUPTION IN S/E EUROPE AND THE BALKANS

Course Code

MBM 202

Course Type

Elective

Level of Course

Undergraduate

Year of Study

3-4

Term

Autumn

ECTS Credits

5

Name of Instructor

Assist. Prof. C. J. Paraskevopoulos

E-mail

chrp@uom.gr

Office Hours

Thursday, 11-2pm

In-Classroom Study

 

Out-of-Classroom Study

 

Objective of the Course

An introduction into the concepts of governance and the role of institutions in the formation of actors’ preferences and choices thus contributing to the variation of systems of governance; theoretical framework: rational choice theory and new institutionalist approaches.

Prerequisites

None

Course Contents

 Governance and institutions; Rational choice theory; New institutionalist approaches; Corruption and systems of governance in comparative perspective (EU, Central- Eastern Europe and the Balkans).    

Recommended Readings

Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance – Douglass C. North

Teaching Methods

Lecture

Assesment Methods

40% Midterms, 20% Homeworks, 40% Final exams

Language of Instruction

English

Course Schedule

 

1. Week

Introduction: Governance and the Role of Institutions.

2. Week

Institutions, Governance and the Policy Process I: Transaction Costs and Collective Action Problems

3. Week

Institutions and the Policy Process II: Legislatures, Agenda-Setting and Veto-Points/Players.

4. Week

Institutions, Institutional Change and Institutional Performance: New Institutionalist Approaches.

5. Week

Corruption, Institutional Performance and Governance: How do they interact?

6. Week

Governance, Institutions and Policy Outcomes: Rule of Law, Corruption and Social Capital

7. Week

Mapping Institutional Performance and Corruption I: Comparative Analysis of North Western Europe and US.

8. Week

Mapping Institutional Performance and Corruption I: Comparative Analysis of North Western Europe and US.

9. Week

 

10.Week

 

11.Week

 

12.Week