Crime and Punishment in Soviet Officialdom: Combating Corruption in the Political Elite, 1965-1990
This study of official corruption and the politics of anti-corruption campaigns offers a comprehensive empirical, comparative and theoretical analysis of this phenomenon as both system and symptom. It highlights the structure, impact and function of political elite corruption from 1965-1990.
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administrative Aliev anti-corruption campaign argued Article Azerbaidzhan black market Bolshevik bribery bribes bureaucratic cadres policy chairman chapter Cheka Chernenko Churbanov Communist Party CPSU Central Committee elite entailed enterprises formal functions Gdlyan and Ivanov Gorbachev Ibid ideology individuals informal institutions involved Khrushchev Komsomol large number Leonid Brezhnev mafia managers Medunov Mikhail Mikhail Suslov Moscow nomenklatura obkom official convictions official corruption official crime organization organizational party committee penalties People's Control Committee percent period Plan Politburo Political Corruption position Pravda problems Procuracy production Rashidov reform regime republic respect RSFSR rule Russian second economy secretary Shchelokov Shevardnadze Shibaev social socialist property Solovyov and Klepikova Soviet economic Soviet law Soviet leadership Soviet officialdom Soviet officials Soviet politics Soviet press Soviet society Soviet system Soviet Union specific stability of cadres Stalin structure tion Tsvigun USSR Uzbek Uzbekistan violations whistleblowers Yuri Andropov Yuri Churbanov
Page iv - Corruption is behavior which deviates from the formal duties of a public role because of privateregarding (personal, close family, private clique) pecuniary or status gains; or violates rules against the exercise of certain types of private-regarding influence.
Page viii - Yet behavior that will be considered corrupt is likely to be more prominent in less developed countries because of a variety of conditions involved in their underdevelopment — great inequality in distribution of wealth; political office as the primary means of gaining access to wealth; conflict between changing moral codes; the weakness of social and governmental enforcement mechanisms; and the absence of a strong sense of national...