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Legal but corrupt : a new perspective on public ethics

Author: Frank Anechiarico
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
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"Labeling a person, institution or particular behavior as 'corrupt' signals both political and moral disapproval and, in a functioning democracy, should stimulate inquiry, discussion, and, if the charge is well-founded, reform. This book argues ... that the political community and scholars alike have underestimated the extent of corruption in the United States and elsewhere and thus, awareness of wrong-doing is  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Legal but corrupt.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2016045551
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Anechiarico
ISBN: 9781498536387 1498536387
OCLC Number: 958779612
Description: v, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : what's corrupt? / Frank Anechiarico --
Doubling down on derivatives : the legal but corrupt exploitation of the fallout from the Great Recession / Danny L. Balfour and Guy B. Adams --
Shaping the State to private purposes : a comparison of conflicts of interest in the United States and Sweden / Frank Anechiarico and Staffan Andersson --
Whose corruption? Which law? Law's authority and social power / Ciarán O'Kelly --
Racialized policing in New York City : the NYPD and stop, question, frisk / Frank Anechiarico --
Benefit corporations : a solution to the crisis of corporate legitimacy? / Lydia Segal --
Conclusion : accountability and the reform of legal corruption / Frank Anechiarico.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Anechiarico.


This book explains why it is important to identify legally accepted corruption and provides a series of examples of corruption using this perspective. It argues that political corruption is the  Read more...


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