Crime and Punishment in Soviet Officialdom: Combating Corruption in the Political Elite, 1965-1990

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M.E. Sharpe, 1993 - History - 242 pages
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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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...

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