Elite Deviance

ISBN-10: 0205443982
ISBN-13: 9780205443987
Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)
Authors: David Simon
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Description: Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Elite Deviance is the only text in this area that takes a holistic view as it traces the causes of elite deviance to the structure of power and wealth in the United States. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $75.60
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Elite Deviance is the only text in this area that takes a holistic view as it traces the causes of elite deviance to the structure of power and wealth in the United States. Book jacket.

David Simon, M.D., is Medical Director of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

Preface
The Nature of Elite Deviance
Scandal-Plagued America: The Bush Years as Metaphor
Scandals within the Economic Sphere
A Theory of Elite Deviance
The U.S. Social Structure: The Power Elite
Economy-State Linkages and the Functions of Government
Benefits That Elites Seek from the State
The Higher Immorality and Links between Various Kinds of Crime
The Classification of Elite Deviance
Acts of Economic Domination
Crimes of Government and Governmental Control
Elite Deviance as a Denial of Basic Human Rights
Conditions Leading to Elite Deviance
Consequences of Elite Deviance
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 1.1
Endnotes
Elite Deviance and the Higher Immorality
The Nature of the Higher Immorality
Case Study: The Savings and Loan Scandal
The Higher Immorality and the Political Economy
Corporate Compensation: Salaries, Taxes, and Perks
Welfare for the Well-Off: Tax Breaks
The Asset Depletion Range
Taxes and Multinational Corporations
Misappropriated Charity: Foundations
Royalties for the Rich: Subsidies
The Creation of Crisis
Antitrust Laws
The Higher Immorality and Corporate Crime
Penalties: The Double Standard
Public Awareness
Organized Crime and the Business Elite
Organized Crime and Repression
Organized Crime and Profits
Organized Crime and the Political Elite
The Vatican Bank Scandal
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 2.1
Endnotes
Corporate Deviance: Monopoly, Manipulation, and Fraud
Costs of Corporate Crime
Penalties for Corporate Crime
Monopolies
The Corporate Frankenstein
Case Study: The Automobile Industry
Price-Fixing
Case Study: The Electrical Conspiracy
Price Gouging
Taking Advantage of the Disadvantaged
Taking Advantage of Unusual Events
Making Extraordinary Profits through Deception
Deceptive Advertising
Fraud
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 3.1
Endnotes
Corporate Deviance: Human Jeopardy
Individual Jeopardy
Unsafe Products
Food Pollution
The Tobacco Industry
Dangerous Working Conditions
Collective Jeopardy
Wasting Resources
Polluting the Environment
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 4.1
Endnotes
National Defense, Multinational Corporations, and Human Rights
The Military-Industrial Complex
The Defense Establishment and Its Origins
Consequences of Defense Policies
The New Global Economy
Deviance and Multinational Corporations
Government Policy
Dumping Toxic Waste
Human Rights, Multinationals, and U.S. Foreign Policy
Iran
Latin America
Chile
Assessing U.S. Support
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 5.1
Endnotes
Political Corruption: Continuity and Change
Money and Politics
Purchasing Goods and Services
Public Funds
Public Property
Tax Assessment and Collection
Regulation of Commercial Activities
Zoning and Land Use
The Legislative Process
Law Enforcement
The Organization of Power
Corruption and Power
The Powerful Controlling the Powerless
Election Fraud
Unfair Campaign Conduct
Money in Elections
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 6.1
Endnotes
Political Deviance
The Corrupting Environment of Politics
Domestic Political Deviance
Secrecy, Lying, and Deception
Abuse of Power by Government Agencies
Political Prisoners
Official Violence
International Crimes
U.S. Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of Other Nations
War Crimes
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 7.1
Endnotes
Understanding Elite Deviance
Why Elite Deviance?
Elite Deviance and the Sociological Imagination: A Paradigm for Analysis
Elite Deviance and American Values: The American Dream
Social Structure: The Dominance of Elite Institutions
Characteristics of Bureaucratic Structures
Centralization of Authority
Specialized Vocabularies and Ideologies
Fragmentation and Routinization
Image Construction and Inauthenticity
Front Activities
Elite Deviance and "Individual" Characteristics
Organizational Conditions and the Production of Deviant Personalities
Links between Elite Deviance and Nonelite Deviance
Tangible Links
Symbolic Links
Elite Deviance and Victimization
Constructionist and Objectivist Positions on Elite Deviance
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 8.1
Endnotes
The Scandalization of America: Higher Immorality in an Era of Greed
Watergate
Iran-Contra
Early Involvement with Iran
Diverting Funds to the Contras
The Scandal: Contragate
The Nugan-Hand Bank Affair
The Iran-Contra Conspiracy-"Operation Polecat"
Connections and Conspiracies
Contragate and the Changing Nature of American Power and Corruption
Characteristics of Contemporary Scandal
The Study of Elite Deviance
Conclusion
Critical Thinking Exercise 9.1
Endnotes
Epilogue: Economic Democracy: A Proposal to Transform Society
The Real Secret Government
America's Main Drift
The Local Community and Social Change
Foreign Policy and Population Crisis
Why Change Must Come
Coda
Endnotes
Sources
Publications
Books
Organizations
Name Index
Subject Index

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