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Corruption and American cities : essays and case studies in ethical accountability

Author: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez, III; Roger L Kemp
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Greed, ethical lapses, and lack of accountability have drained untold millions in tax dollars. Corrupt practices range from embezzlement, graft, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, nepotism and patronage to the misuse of funds, vehicles, equipment, supplies and other public resources. This book investigates the reasons behind corruption and imparts guidelines for better accountability"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez, III; Roger L Kemp
ISBN: 9781476665771 147666577X
OCLC Number: 952390111
Description: ix, 227 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The town that can't seem to govern itself / Daniel C. Vock --
Drained / Josh Goodman --
Dilemmas faced when contracting out public services / Andrea Headley --
Chicago and Illinois, leading the pack in corruption / Dick Simpson, et al --
The dark side of awards and accountability / Ken Miller --
Public corruption : an ethical challenge / Dulce Pamela Baizas --
Corruption : an enlightened self-Interest? / Ravi Subramanian --
When does politicians' unethical behavior become a crime? / Alan Ehrenhalt --
Managing public mistrust of government / Brynne Van Hettinga --
Coffee and doughnuts : building accountability / John J. Carroll --
Can police departments reduce implicit bias? / Paul Figueroa --
Cuyahoga County's road to recovery from corruption / Josh Goodman --
How public professionals stay politically neutral / Roger L. Kemp --
How would It look in the paper? / Bob Stone --
Charlotte Mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges / Mark Washburn, Jim Morrill, and Michael Gordon --
The costs of public corruption / Patrick Fitzgerald --
Whistleblowers anonymous / Tom Arrandale --
Regaining the public's trust / G. Edward DeSeve --
New York corruption investigation trends / Chelsea A. Binns --
Lack of oversight led to ex-water agency head's conviction / Dan Ivers --
How we're losing the war on corruption / Mark Funkhouser --
Municipal employees retirement system faces questions / Kevin Litten --
Responding to an ethical crisis / Kevin Duggan --
Ethics : focus on the fundamentals / Martha Perego --
Ethics, front and center / Troy Brown --
Local government ethics reform / Robert Wechsler --
Assessing the ethical culture of your agency / Jan Perkins, and Arne Croce --
Building a strong local government ethics program / Michael W. Manske and H. George Frederickson --
Ethics : alive and well / Elizabeth Kellar and Jan Perkins --
Ethics in public management education / Alicia Schatteman --
Key elements to building transparent communities international city/county management association --
A dose of transparency / Penelope Lemov --
Introducing the cycle of transparency / Paul Blumenthal --
Council-manager or strong mayor? International city/county management association and California City Management Foundation --
A cost-effective way to bust (and prevent) contractor fraud / Jim Sullivan --
City-State oversight of funds given to nonprofits lacking / Zach Patton --
Vigilance required for New York government employees / Chelsea A. Binns --
Lessons of Bell, California / Michael McGrath --
Where our profession is making a difference / Kevin Duggan --
Prudent options for balancing public budgets / Roger L. Kemp --
The seven deadly sins of public finance / Liz Farmer --
Body-worn cameras : using the wealth of data effectively / Paul Figueroa --
Report grades cities' spending transparency websites / Mike Maciag --
Using technology to increase access and transparency / Brian A. Moura --
Unlike zoos, public health departments don't need national accreditation / Mattie Quinn --
Speak out, do the right thing and you're fired! / Brynne van Hettinga --
Dealing with public mistrust / Dana K. Lee --
When transparency fails to produce accountability / Pospere Charles --
When transparency becomes the enemy of accountability / Stuart C. Gilman and Howard Whitton --
How to embed transparency into collaborative governance / Jusil Lee and Erik W. Johnston --
Corruption, ethics, and accountability / Rod Erakovich, et al. --
Anti-corruption effort targets all the states / Neal Peirce --
States disclose economic development subsidies / Mike Maciag --
Why it might finally get easier to access public data / Liz Farmer --
The truth about public employees in California / Sylvia A. Allegretto and Jeffrey Keefe --
Disclosing public employee pay troubles some officials / Mike Maciag.
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"Greed, ethical lapses, and lack of accountability have drained untold millions in tax dollars. Corrupt practices range from embezzlement, graft, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, nepotism and patronage to the misuse of funds, vehicles, equipment, supplies and other public resources. This book investigates the reasons behind corruption and imparts guidelines for better accountability"--

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