Professor Paul Heywood defines a political concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on corruption as a political concept.
Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education
Professor Paul Heywood, School of Politics and International Relations
Professor Paul Heywood is Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics. He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, then did postgraduate studies in Madrid and at the London School of Economics, from where he received his MSc (Econ) and PhD (Politics). Before joining the University of Nottingham, he taught at the University of Glasgow and at the University of London. He also worked as consultant author for the Economist Intelligence Unit, London (1989-93). He has been a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board (2001-05) and was Dean of the University of Nottingham Graduate School from 2003-07. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors.
Professor Paul Heywood is author, co-author or editor of thirteen books and more than seventy journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan (China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Anti-Corruption Research Center. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected 2002) and has recently (2010) been invited to join the Publications Board of The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) for a period of three years alongside 11 other distinguished political science experts.