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The Resource The pursuit of absolute integrity : how corruption control makes government ineffective, Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs

The pursuit of absolute integrity : how corruption control makes government ineffective, Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs

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The pursuit of absolute integrity : how corruption control makes government ineffective
Title
The pursuit of absolute integrity
Title remainder
how corruption control makes government ineffective
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Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs
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eng
Summary
Anticorruption reforms provide excellent political cover for public officials, but do they really reduce corruption? And do the benefits outweigh the costs? In this comprehensive and controversial case study of anticorruption efforts, Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs show how the proliferating regulations and oversight mechanisms designed to prevent or root out corruption seriously undermine our ability to govern. Using anticorruption efforts in New York City to illustrate their argument, Anechiarico and Jacobs demonstrate the costly inefficiencies of pursuing absolute integrity. By proliferating dysfunctions, constraining decision makers' discretion, shaping priorities, and causing delays, corruption control - no less than corruption itself - has contributed to the contemporary crisis in public administration. This book begins a new and vital discourse on how to free public administration from burdensome corruption controls without sacrificing government integrity. It will interest scholars in political science, sociology, public administration, policy studies, and criminology
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Anechiarico, Frank.
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index present
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dramas
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Jacobs, James B.
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Studies in crime and justice
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  • Political corruption
  • Corruption investigation
  • Civil service reform
  • Whistle blowing
  • Government productivity
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The pursuit of absolute integrity : how corruption control makes government ineffective, Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-266) and index
Contents
1: The Evolution of Corruption: From "Honest Graft" to Conflicts of Interest -- 2: The Evolution of the Anticorruption Project: From Virtue to Surveillance -- 3: Civil Service and the Anticorruption Project: Bondage to a Principle -- 4: Conflicts of Interest and Financial Disclosures: The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity -- 5: Whistleblowers: Uncovering Wrongdoing at Any Price -- 6: Internal Government Investigation: The Panopticon in New York City -- 7: State and Federal Prosecutors: Putting Public Officials on Ice -- 8: Purging Corruption from Public Contracting: Blacklists, Debarments, and the Paralysis of Procurement -- 9: Auditing and Accounting Controls: Beyond Bean Counting -- 10: Waging War Against the Inevitable -- 11: Public Administration: From Reform to Pathology -- 12: Toward a New Discourse on Corruption Control
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ocm34544852
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780226020525
Lccn
96015863
Label
The pursuit of absolute integrity : how corruption control makes government ineffective, Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-266) and index
Contents
1: The Evolution of Corruption: From "Honest Graft" to Conflicts of Interest -- 2: The Evolution of the Anticorruption Project: From Virtue to Surveillance -- 3: Civil Service and the Anticorruption Project: Bondage to a Principle -- 4: Conflicts of Interest and Financial Disclosures: The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity -- 5: Whistleblowers: Uncovering Wrongdoing at Any Price -- 6: Internal Government Investigation: The Panopticon in New York City -- 7: State and Federal Prosecutors: Putting Public Officials on Ice -- 8: Purging Corruption from Public Contracting: Blacklists, Debarments, and the Paralysis of Procurement -- 9: Auditing and Accounting Controls: Beyond Bean Counting -- 10: Waging War Against the Inevitable -- 11: Public Administration: From Reform to Pathology -- 12: Toward a New Discourse on Corruption Control
Control code
ocm34544852
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780226020525
Lccn
96015863

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