Scandals in Past and Contemporary Politics

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John Garrard, James L. Newell
Manchester University Press, Mar 17, 2006 - Political Science - 242 pages
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"Primarily directed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be useful for academics with an interest in corruption and scandal. It will also be of interest to anyone concerned about an increasingly conspicuous feature of modern liberal democratic societies."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Introduction James L Newell
1
Theoretical and comparative perspectives
11
Understanding the wave of scandal in contemporary
30
Political scandals and political development in
46
What scandals are and how they unfold
59
Australia and the investigation
77
Payments for no political response? Political corruption
91
the Watergate and Monica Lewinsky
106
the impeachment and trial
137
political scandals and the presidents
151
Contaminated blood and political scandal in Ireland
163
The results and functions of scandals
177
How far and why do corruption scandals cost votes? Fernando
194
How scandals affect the values and policies of decision makers
213
Index
229
Copyright

Why scandals emerge and what they indicate
121

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About the author (2006)

John Garrard is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Salford. James L. Newell is Reader in Politics at the University of Salford.

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