Corruption as a Process of Political and Social Cognition
CERSS Colloquium | 2018.12.20

Date & Time: 2018. 12. 20 (Thu) 16:30-18:00

Location: Hokkaido University, Faculty of Letters, room E304

Participants: Total 4

Speaker: Joseph Pozsgai (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Program-Specific Assistant Prof. )

Title: Corruption as a Process of Political and Social Cognition

Corruption is one the biggest obstacles to international development. However, much of what we know today about corruption perpetuates piecemeal work that neglects the construction of a comprehensive theory. In this presentation,  the path towards a unified theory of corruption will be introduced through a reflection of individual decision-making and the role of citizens as political and social agents. In particular, we will discuss the origins of corruption as a moral and political concern, and from there frame its behavioral representation within a socio-cognitive model with political antecedents.

Susumu Ohnuma, Director, Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences