Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification

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University Press of America, May 5, 2014 - Political Science - 196 pages
Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification questions whether the consequences associated with non-sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex-based political scandals in the twenty-first century. Featuring a detailed analysis of over 50 political scandals, this book examines the impact those events have on the lives of political officials, their families, and public trust. Political Scandals diminishes the typical sensationalism associated with scandal coverage and dissects what happens when human beings yield to greed, power, sex, lust, and theft in their personal and professional lives.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 SexBased Political Scandals of the 21st Century
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3 NonSex Based Political Scandals of the 21st Century
63
4 Conclusion
123
Bibliography
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La Trice M. Washington is associate professor of Political Science at Otterbein University. She is the author of The Veteran's Millennium Health Care Act of 1999: A Case Study of Role Orientations of Legislators, the President, and Interest Groups (University Press of America 2003). Dr. Washington’s research interests include veteran’s affairs, public policy formulation, and political scandals.

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