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

Abstract:
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
e-mail: ohnuma@lynx.let.hokudai.ac.jp