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Political corruption : the underside of civic morality

Author: Robert Alan Sparling
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Haney Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Political Corruption considers the different ways in which a metaphor of impurity, disease, and dissolution was deployed by political philosophers from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alan Sparling
ISBN: 9780812250879 0812250877
OCLC Number: 1047788568
Description: xv, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface : what is political corruption? --
Corruption discourse and the ubiquity of distinctions --
The character of rulers : corruption and integrity in Erasmus's Education of a Christian prince --
The character of citizens, Part I : virtue and corruption in the Machiavellian republic of distrust --
The character of citizens, Part II : Étienne de la Boétie on corruption, transparency, and the republicanism of trust --
Corruption, social change, and the constitution : the case of Viscount Bolingbroke --
"La vertu même a besoin de limites" : Montesquieu on moderation and integrity in the modern commercial republic --
Kant, Roberspierre, and the politics of purity --
Purity and the public official : Max Weber on bureaucratic integrity --
Conclusion : the abuse of public things.
Series Title: Haney Foundation series.
Responsibility: Robert Alan Sparling.

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