The Resource Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption, Dennis F. Thompson, (eBook)

Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption, Dennis F. Thompson, (eBook)

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Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption
Title
Ethics in Congress
Title remainder
from individual to institutional corruption
Statement of responsibility
Dennis F. Thompson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Dennis Thompson argues that the growing demand for accountability in an increasingly complicated political environment has rendered traditional codes of conduct inadequate. Shifting the focus from individual corruption to institutional corruption, the author shows how the institution itself is posing new ethical challenges and how the complexity of the environment in which members work creates new occasions for corruption and invites more calls for accountability. Thompson moves the discussion beyond bribery, extortion, and personal gain to the world of implicit understandings, ambiguous favors, and political advantage. He examines several major ethics cases of recent years, including the cases of David Durenberger, the Keating Five, and former House Speaker James Wright
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N$T
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unknown
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Dennis F.
Dewey number
364.1/323/0973
Series statement
eBooks from EBSCOhost
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  • United States
  • Political corruption
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Electronic books
Label
Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption, Dennis F. Thompson, (eBook)
Link
https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=18777
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Publication
Note
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-238) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Individual Corruption of David Durenberger
  • The Institutional Corruption of the Keating Five
  • The Diverse Corruptions of James C. Wright, Jr.
  • Gains of Office
  • The Legitimacy of Personal Gain
  • General Offenses
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Perquisites of Office
  • The Imperatives of Political Gain
  • Ambition and Independence
  • Purposes of Legislative Ethics
  • Fairness to Colleagues, Challengers, and Congress
  • Services of Office
  • Undeserved Service
  • Favoritism
  • Institutional Consequences of Constituent Service
  • Limitations of Legal Standards
  • Limitations of Ethical Standards
  • Toward Stronger Standards
  • Corrupt Connections
  • Corrupt Motives
  • Personal Ethics and Legislative Ethics
  • Mixed Motives
  • Short-Circuiting the Democratic Process
  • The Root of Some Evil
  • The Importance of Appearances
  • Tribunals of Legislative Ethics
  • The Deficiencies of Self-Discipline
  • Letting Voters Decide
  • Letting Courts Decide
  • Strengthening the Ethics Committees
  • Charges of Ethics Violations Considered by Congress, 1789-1992
  • The Priority of Legislative Ethics
  • The Scope of Legislative Ethics
  • Principles of Legislative Ethics
  • Legislative Ethics and Institutional Corruption
  • Dynamics of Legislative Corruption
  • The Elements of Corruption
Control code
tsl-ebsco12497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 246 p.)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957498
Label
Ethics in Congress : from individual to institutional corruption, Dennis F. Thompson, (eBook)
Link
https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=18777
Publication
Note
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-238) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Individual Corruption of David Durenberger
  • The Institutional Corruption of the Keating Five
  • The Diverse Corruptions of James C. Wright, Jr.
  • Gains of Office
  • The Legitimacy of Personal Gain
  • General Offenses
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Perquisites of Office
  • The Imperatives of Political Gain
  • Ambition and Independence
  • Purposes of Legislative Ethics
  • Fairness to Colleagues, Challengers, and Congress
  • Services of Office
  • Undeserved Service
  • Favoritism
  • Institutional Consequences of Constituent Service
  • Limitations of Legal Standards
  • Limitations of Ethical Standards
  • Toward Stronger Standards
  • Corrupt Connections
  • Corrupt Motives
  • Personal Ethics and Legislative Ethics
  • Mixed Motives
  • Short-Circuiting the Democratic Process
  • The Root of Some Evil
  • The Importance of Appearances
  • Tribunals of Legislative Ethics
  • The Deficiencies of Self-Discipline
  • Letting Voters Decide
  • Letting Courts Decide
  • Strengthening the Ethics Committees
  • Charges of Ethics Violations Considered by Congress, 1789-1992
  • The Priority of Legislative Ethics
  • The Scope of Legislative Ethics
  • Principles of Legislative Ethics
  • Legislative Ethics and Institutional Corruption
  • Dynamics of Legislative Corruption
  • The Elements of Corruption
Control code
tsl-ebsco12497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 246 p.)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957498

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