Campaigns, Corruption, and Cash
Assistant Professor Joshua Potter Department of Political Science
Curious about the role of money in electoral politics?
Do you know how campaigns are conducted in other countries around the world?
Is corruption always bad or can it “grease the wheels” of economies, legislatures, and presidents?
How are Transparency International and similar NGOs working to clean up elections worldwide?
HNRS 2033: Campaigns, Corruption, and Cash in Global Perspective will tackle all of these questions as we study elections, representation, and the ways in which corruption and money in politics can undermine these. Rather than simply reject money, corruption, and campaign pathologies out of hand, we will critically chart the pros and cons of each and explore how they combine with one another in complex ways around the world.
Dr. Joshua Potter is an award-winning teacher who blends in-class activities with theoretical readings and real-world policy analysis. This method provides students with both practical and academic understandings of topical issues in political science. The grading criteria includes a variety of writing, discussion, examination, and research tasks that allow for a flexible learning environment. Contact Dr. Potter for details.