Elite Deviance

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Routledge, Feb 5, 2018 - Social Science - 365 pages

Tracing the causes of elite deviance to the structure of U.S. power and wealth, this book introduces students to theories of elite deviance and covers both criminal and non-criminal elite acts that cause significant harm. This considerably updated, 11th edition enriches its coverage of both historical and contemporary elite deviance. Updates include:

  • New and expanded discussions on history, property, and historical critique from Revolutionary America onward.
  • New analysis on Donald Trump: his cabinet members of the political elite, his relationship with the EPA, and his business connections.
  • Investigation into Caribbean and European tax havens.
  • An extended review on elite deviance and increasing inequalities.
  • Very current information and examples of scandals in international conflicts.
  • The section on changing media patterns.

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The Nature of Elite Deviance
Elite Deviance as a Denial of Basic Human Rights
Monopoly Manipulation and Fraud
Human Jeopardy
Critical Thinking Exercise 4 1
National Defense Multinational Corporations and Human
Continuity and Change
Critical Thinking Exercise 7 1
Understanding Elite Deviance
Elite Deviance and the Higher Immorality
Characteristics of Bureaucratic Structures
Image Construction and Inauthenticity
Organizational Conditions and the Production of Deviant
Elite Deviance and Victimization
Constructionist and Objectivist Positions on Elite Deviance

Zoning and Land
Critical Thinking Exercise 6 1
Early Involvement With Iran
Secrecy Lying and Deception
International Crimes
Critical Thinking Exercise 8 1
Economic Democracy
Foreign Policy and Population Crisis
Name Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2018)

David R. Simon received a PhD in Sociology from Rutgers University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkley. He also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois and an MA in International Relations from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Simon has written nine books and 58 academic articles, book chapters, and book reviews.

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