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Ethics in Congress From Individual to Institutional Corruption

ISBN-10: 0815784236
ISBN-13: 9780815784234
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 7/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 267
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Purposes of Legislative Ethics
Personal Ethics and Legislative Ethics
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
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
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
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
Conclusion
Charges of Ethics Violations Considered by Congress, 1789-1992
Notes
Index

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