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An intellectual history of political corruption, Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill, (electronic book)

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An intellectual history of political corruption
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An intellectual history of political corruption
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Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill
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eng
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  • Few concepts have witnessed a more dramatic resurgence of interest in recent years than corruption. This book provides a compelling historical and conceptual analysis of corruption which demonstrates a persistent oscillation between restrictive 'public office' and expansive 'degenerative' connotations of corruption from classical Antiquity to 1800.
  • "Bruce Buchan and Lisa Hill's An Intellectual History of Political Corruption marks an important step in the contextualization of the problem of corruption in public affairs as a recurrent and pronounced issue over centuries of Western thought. The project undertaken by the authors is innovative not only for its solid historical scholarship, but also for its relevance to contemporary historical concerns. They illustrate brilliantly why the study of the history of ideas remains a necessary component of any full understanding of contemporary politics." Cary J. Nederman, Department of Political Science,Texas A&M University, USA "Buchan and Hill provide a compelling account of the changing understanding of political corruption from the ancient world until the end of the 18th century. It addresses a major gap in the literature on corruption that tends to be both resolutely ahistorical and centred on liberal democratic states; and it does so with great clarity and considerable erudition. It should help us to develop a deeper understanding of what we now take to be central to political corruption, and to seeing how and why we have come to see things in this way." Mark Philp, Oriel College, University of Oxford, UK "This is an excellent introduction to the evolution of a contested concept that has huge contemporary resonance. Buchan and Hill have written a very accessible and engaging book which takes in a huge sweep of history, from classical times to the end of the eighteenth century, and they deserve a wide readership." Mark Knights, Department of History, Universtiy of Warwick, UK
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Buchan, Bruce
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364.1323
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no index present
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non fiction
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Hill, Lisa
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Political corruption
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Few concepts have witnessed a more dramatic resurgence of interest in recent year than corruption. It is, however, a concept that dates back to antiquity with this recent popularity representing the latest iteration in a long history of contestation over corruption. In one of the first surveys of the variable contours of meaning invested in the term, from antiquity through to the end of the eighteenth century, this book explores the significant role corruption has played in political discourse through the centuries. It finds that corruption was not always a concept particular to the abuse of public office, but was often applied to more nebulous fears of moral, spiritual and physical degeneration. This book marshals both historical and conceptual analysis to demonstrate a conceptual oscillation between restrictive 'public office' and expansive 'degenerative' connotations of corruption that persisted until the second half of the eighteenth century when the public office conception overtook and finally superseded the degenerative one. The result is a survey that is fundamental to the understanding of modern ideas of corruption and represents an invaluable tool to both students and scholars of the subject
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An intellectual history of political corruption, Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill, (electronic book)
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Contents
Introduction 1. Conceptions of Political Corruption in Antiquity 2. Patronage, Politics and Perishability in Early Medieval Political Thought 3. From Baratteria to Broglio: The Perils of Public Office in Medieval and Renaissance Political Thought 4. Affection, Interest and Office in Early Modernity 5. Ideological Change in Eighteenth Century Britain 6. The Historical Vicissitudes of Corruption Conclusion
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9781137316615
Extent
296 p.
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electronic
Isbn
9780230308886
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
An intellectual history of political corruption, Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Introduction 1. Conceptions of Political Corruption in Antiquity 2. Patronage, Politics and Perishability in Early Medieval Political Thought 3. From Baratteria to Broglio: The Perils of Public Office in Medieval and Renaissance Political Thought 4. Affection, Interest and Office in Early Modernity 5. Ideological Change in Eighteenth Century Britain 6. The Historical Vicissitudes of Corruption Conclusion
Control code
9781137316615
Extent
296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230308886
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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