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Private and public corruption

Author: William C Heffernan; John Kleinig
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The various essays in this volume explore the development of ideas of corruption, employing a range of disciplinary approaches. Although we are accustomed to think of corruption as the misuse of public office for private gain, corruption has its deeper roots in the idea of a standard that has been eroded. That standard, however, need not be construed idealistically: much of what is asserted to be corruption takes
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William C Heffernan; John Kleinig
ISBN: 0742534928 9780742534926
OCLC Number: 56368346
Description: vii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The corruptibility of corruption / John Kleinig and William C. Heffernan --
Corruption and justice / Arlene W. Saxonhouse --
Pure corruption / J. Peter Euben --
The contract from hell / Paul A. Cantor --
Ideas of corruption in eighteenth-century England / Shelley Burtt --
When is a campaign contribution a bribe? / Daniel H. Lowenstein --
A market in liberty / Adina Schwartz --
Struggling against corruption / John T. Noonan Jr. --
On systemic corruption in China and its influence / He Qinglian --
Comparing corruption / Michael Johnston --
Corruption prevention at ground zero, 2001-2002 / Frank Anechiarico.
Responsibility: edited by William C. Heffernan and John Kleinig.
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"The various essays in this volume explore the development of ideas of corruption, employing a range of disciplinary approaches. Although we are accustomed to think of corruption as the misuse of public office for private gain, corruption has its deeper roots in the idea of a standard that has been eroded. That standard, however, need not be construed idealistically: much of what is asserted to be corruption takes the form of a departure from conventional standards. To inveigh against corruption, therefore, it is necessary first to examine the presumptions that underlie its imputation.

The contributors explore the ethical issues that must be confronted in identifying corruption, as well as address some of the ethical issues that challenge attempts to root out corruption."--Jacket.

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This volume provides a rich historical context for analysis and creatively explores the varying definitions and usages of the term 'corruption.' Given its complexity, corruption deserves to be Read more...

 
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