According to Transparency International, it is natural to think of elections when we think of political corruption. People or organisations with their own agendas can skew voting. However, political corruption is not just about election rigging. It has significant impacts on politicians and the public.
Analyse the socio-cultural and political-economic causes of political corruption in Southeast Asia and how Southeast Asian countries can tackle political corruption.
1000 word limit
1. 80% of the marks are allocated to the content of your answers:
The marks awarded to what your answers cover depend on the extent to which they cover the key points that correctly and comprehensively address each question.
The key points should be supported by evidence drawn from course materials and, wherever relevant, from other credible sources.
2. 20% of the marks are allocated to the presentation of your answers: Wherever applicable, the marks awarded to how your answers are presented depend on the extent to which your answers:
form a sound reasoning by developing those key points in a clear, logical and succinct manner;
provide proper and adequate in-text citations and referencing to content drawn from course materials and other credible sources;
strictly follow APA formatting and style guidelines1, in particular for: • in-text citations and end-of-report references; • the identification of figures and tables;
use, wherever relevant, the specialised vocabulary and terminology commonly used in discussions about the topic(s) covered by each question;
provide a reference or bibliography at the end of the main report;
include the less relevant details in an Appendix;
use sentence constructions that are grammatically and syntactically correct;
are free from spelling mistakes; present the workings, numerical formulations and results in a logical manner that follows the APA formatting and style guidelines;
design and present graphs, diagrams and plots that follow the APA formatting and style guidelines;
are highly original;
have proper formatting, which may: • include a properly formatted cover page; • respect the answer length/word count set out in the assignment guidelines, if any is prescribed; • present answers in paragraphs with proper spacing and page margins; • include page numbers and appendices, if necessary.