faculty of law, university of latvia
In this class, we covered Chapters 2 and 3 of the textbook, viewed the videos posted below, and examined the corruption case of Rod Blagojevich, formerly Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois.
Chapters 2 and 3 of the textbook Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Ray Fisman and Miriam A. Golden.
Alternatively, you may read the following online materials:
Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 | Transparency International
"Plata o Plomo" from the Netflix series Narcos. As discussed in class, this clip illustrates both the vulnerability to corruption of a state with weak institutions and the practice of forcing bribes upon officials, even when they do not want to take a bribe.