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GOVT6301: Public Sector Ethics and Corruption

2024 unit information

Much recent attention has focused on preventing corruption and improving ethics in public sector organisations around the world. This unit equips students to identify and analyse different forms of corruption and ethical failure, and to reflect critically on the best ways of combatting corruption and enhancing ethics in the public sector. The unit takes a comparative approach to these issues.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code GOVT6301
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. create new knowledge and understanding through the process of research and inquiry
  • LO2. recognise the impact of cultural contexts on public sector ethics and corruption.
  • LO3. conduct comparative research into public sector ethics and corruption using a range of sources.
  • LO4. take part in informed discussions about public sector ethics and corruption using appropriate language and critical listening.
  • LO5. reflect more critically on the ethical issues involved in public sector activities at local, national and international levels.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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