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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Painter, Richard W., 1961-
Getting the government America deserves.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard W Painter
|Description:||xxi, 301 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||The fiduciary principle in private and public law --
The executive branch : ethics rules that work when we need them, rules that don't work, rules that we do not need, and rules we need but don't have --
Implementation and enforcement of ethics rules in the executive branch : how big are the gaps in the system? --
Outsourcing executive branch functions and its ethical consequences --
When lawyers work for the government --
Legislative branch ethics reform : more stringency or more hypocrisy? --
When ethics law and other law intersect : insider trading, taxes, and financial conflicts of interest --
Bagmen in black tie or professional intermediaries : the growth of lobbying and prospects for reform --
Off-the-books lobbying, electioneering, and the special purpose entities that do it --
The official White House office of political affairs, the unofficial office of political affairs, and personal capacity political activity by government officials --
Campaign finance : the elephant and donkey in the room.
|Responsibility:||Richard W. Painter.|
"Government ethics is an area of the law that is not written about by legal academics and lawyers as much as it should be; it influences everything from how billions of dollars of taxpayer money are