Ethics In U.s. Government: An Encyclopedia Of Investigations, Scandals, Reforms, And Legislation

Hardcover | June 1, 2001

byRobert North Roberts

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From the Abscam investigation to Judge Susan Webber Wright, who presided over the Paula Jones case, this ready-reference encyclopedia provides 264 alphabetically organized entries on the ethics controversies, political scandals, investigations, reforms, and the people involved in them from the formation of the Republic through the year 2000. Throughout American history, political scandals and political reforms have helped to shape the nation's political system. Extensive entries on the activities and players in the Whitewater investigation, Watergate, impeachment proceedings in history, and the ethics controversies in a number of presidential administrations offer full coverage of the most significant ethics controversies in American political history. Entries on legislation, court cases, organizations, and terms and concepts provide needed ready-reference material for student research. More than 65 photographs enliven the text. A significant number of entries are devoted to individuals involved in ethics controversies that have taken place since World War II. Each entry is cross-referenced to other entries on related topics and each entry concludes with a short bibliography of further reading. A timeline of significant dates in the history of ethics controversies will aid the reader in placing ethics events in historical context. This encyclopedia contains the most current information on ethics controversies in government and will be valuable for student research.

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From the Abscam investigation to Judge Susan Webber Wright, who presided over the Paula Jones case, this ready-reference encyclopedia provides 264 alphabetically organized entries on the ethics controversies, political scandals, investigations, reforms, and the people involved in them from the formation of the Republic through the year...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.44 × 6.32 × 0.93 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313311986

ISBN - 13:9780313311987

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?The recent explosion of government-related scandals has led to the publication of several like-minded books, but most lack the scope and impartiality of Ethics in U.S. Government....A unique reference source for those interested in the seedier side of American government. Individual entries provide patrons with quick, validated, easy-to-follow explanations, with the option of pursuing more detail through the suggested readings....Offers a fascinating look at the role of ethics controversies in the evolution of the national government. Recommended for public and academic libraries.??Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin