Soft Corruption: How Unethical Conduct Undermines Good Government And What To Do About It

February 24, 2017|
Soft Corruption: How Unethical Conduct Undermines Good Government And What To Do About It by William E. Schluter
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New Jersey has long been a breeding ground for political corruption, and most of it is perfectly legal. Public officials accept favors from lobbyists, give paid positions to relatives, and rig the electoral process to favor their cronies in a system where campaign money is used to buy government results. Such unethical behavior is known as “soft corruption,” and former New Jersey legislator William E. Schluter has been fighting it for the past fifty years.
 
In this searing personal narrative, the former state senator recounts his fight to expose and reform these acts of government misconduct. Not afraid to cite specific cases of soft corruption in New Jersey politics, he paints a vivid portrait of public servants who care more about political power and personal gain than the public good. By recounting events that he witnessed firsthand in the Garden State, he provides dramatic illustrations of ills that afflict American politics nationwide.
 
As he identifies five main forms of soft corruption, Schluter diagnoses the state government’s ethical malaise, and offers concrete policy suggestions for how it might be cured. Not simply a dive through the muck of New Jersey politics, Soft Corruption is an important first step to reforming our nation’s political system, a book that will inspire readers to demand that our elected officials can and must do better.

Visit: www.softcorruption.com (http://www.softcorruption.com)
 
WILLIAM E. SCHLUTER is a Republican lawmaker who served in both houses of the New Jersey legislature, and authored two pioneering laws regulating lobbying and campaign finance. Subsequently, he served as chair of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and vice-chair of the State Ethics Commission.  
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Title:Soft Corruption: How Unethical Conduct Undermines Good Government And What To Do About ItFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:9 X 6 X 0.9 inPublished:February 24, 2017Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813586178

ISBN - 13:9780813586175

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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