Sleaze: politicians, private interests and public reaction

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Oxford University Press in association with the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government, 1995 - Law - 216 pages
The increasingly common use of the term 'sleaze' to describe a range of conduct in public life reflects both a prevalent disregard for established conventions governing personal behaviour, public appointments, and financial interests and a growing disenchantment with politics in general. This book focuses on what has made 'sleaze' such a topical issue in modern public life. Through a series of case-studies it asks whether the UK experience is unique or whether it is part of a wider concern that an alarming number of politicians and senior public figures are placing personal gainabove public duty.

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Contents

BRITAIN
2
UNTANGLING THE THREADS
14
POLITICS AND PUBIC PERCEPTIONS
31
THE NOLAN COMMITTEE
42
MEDIA OPINION AND THE CONSTITUTION
54
FEET OF CLAY
69
AMERICA
84
DENMARK
102
GERMANY
129
GREECE
140
IRELAND
149
ITALY
163
SPAIN
178
THE POLITICS OF FASTING AND FEASTING
190
INDEX
203
Copyright

By J0RGEN G CHRISTENSEN
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