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UK varsity course to focus on Anna Hazare's anti-corruption stir

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 - 3:53pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI
Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement will now be studied by students of Centre for Study of Corruption of the Sussex University.

Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement will now be studied by students of Centre for Study of Corruption of the Sussex University.

University of Sussex's School of Law, Politics and Sociology has announced the creation of a new research centre at Sussex entitled the 'Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption' which offers a one-year masters' programme from the 2012-13 academic year.

"The effectiveness of Anna Hazare's high-profile campaign to clean up Indian life is subsequently something that is analysed within the MA programme," the Centre's head Dr Dan Hough said.

"Sussex University is listed in the top 100 in the world and has a long history of analysing politics, economics and culture in the non-western world. The Centre fits squarely within this tradition," Hough said in an email interview.

"Campaigns such as Hazare's are put very much under the academic microscope," Hough, who also runs a module on anti-corruption approaches, said.

The Centre was founded last year to analyse what corruption is, where it thrives and, most importantly, what can be done about it, he said. It will help understand why so many anti-corruption efforts have failed so miserably


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