Political Corruption in Australia

Political Corruption in Australia

The argument to this point is then that any study of political corruption in Australia
must begin with the penal period, but in broad rather than narrow terms. The
morality of both the convicts and the convict system needs to be moved to the ...

Author: Peter John Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351800495

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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This title was first published in 2001: Despite considerable expansion, the scholarly literature on political corruption has remained fragmentary, often polarized, consisting either of sweeping systematic statements, or case-specific examples. Perry bridges this gap and proves the need for further such study in this most worthwhile examination of the place of political corruption in Australia. The Australian experience is paid thorough, yet concise attention and then it is related to the concept of political corruption in its various and changing forms and interpretations. Assuming no familiarity with the central intellectual issues, Perry lucidly explores them in terms of their method, practice and definition with particular reference to Australia. Primarily suitable for academics interested in politics, geography, development studies, history and sociology, this book’s accessible style also makes it of interest to a general audience.
Categories: Political Science

Scandals

Scandals

In this innovative book political scientist Rodney Tiffen uses case studies of Australia's major political scandals to show: why some issues become scandals but others don't; how scandals are brought to light; how politicians, parliament, ...

Author: Rodney Tiffen

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0868406015

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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From the 1975 Loans Affair to the 1997 'travel rorts' controversy, over the past 25 years we have become accustomed to the political crises and personal dramas of scandals unfolding in the news. More than a dozen federal cabinet ministers have been forced to resign, and some disgraced state government ministers have even served time in prison. A few scandals have directly affected the fates of governments, many individual careers have been damaged, and at times the political agenda has been sharply changed. In this innovative book political scientist Rodney Tiffen uses case studies of Australia's major political scandals to show: why some issues become scandals but others don't; how scandals are brought to light; how politicians, parliament, the courts and the media interact as scandals unfold; what scandals tell us about our political culture.
Categories: Political Science

Australia

Australia

Previous research into citizen perceptions of honesty and integrity in Australian
politics has found, among other things, ... Particular questions it will consider
include how widespread political corruption is perceived to be, direct experience
of ...

Author: Juliet Pietsch

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 9781922144072

Category: History

Page: 191

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The latter years of the first decade of the twenty-first century were characterised by an enormous amount of challenge and change to Australia and Australians. Australia's part in these challenges and changes is borne of our domestic and global ties, our orientation towards ourselves and others, and an ever increasing awareness of the interdependency of our world. Challenges and changes such as terrorism, climate change, human rights, community breakdown, work and livelihood, and crime are not new but they take on new variations and impact on us in different ways in times such as these.
Categories: History

Political Corruption

Political Corruption

Subsequently "the Neruvian State" itself "institutionalized corruption," as grace
and favor from government leaders led to ... the strongly positive correlation
between campaign expenditures and corruption along the Australia - Philippines
axis is ...

Author: Michael Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351498968

Category: Political Science

Page: 850

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Corruption is once again high on the international policy agenda as a result of globalization, the spread of democracy, and major scandals and reform initiatives. But the concept itself has been a focus for social scientists for many years, and new findings and data take on richer meanings when viewed in the context of long-term developments and enduring conceptual debates. This compendium, a much-enriched version of a work that has been a standard reference in the field since 1970, offers concepts, cases, and fresh evidence for comparative analysis. Building on a nucleus of classic studies laying out the nature and development of the concept of corruption, the book also incorporates recent work on economic, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of the problem, as well as critical analyses of several approaches to reform. While many authors are political scientists, work by historians, economists, and sociologists are strongly represented. Two-thirds of the nearly fifty articles are based either on studies especially written or translated for this volume, or on selected journal literature published in the 1990s. The tendency to treat corruption as merely a synonym for bribery is illuminated by analyses of the diverse terminology and linguistic techniques that help distinguish corruption problems in the major languages. Recent attempts to measure corruption, and to analyze its causes and effects quantitatively are also critically examined. New contributions emphasize especially: corruption phenomena in Asia and Africa; contrasts among region and regime types; comparing U.S. state corruption incidence; European Party finance and corruption; assessments of international corruption rating project; analyses of international corruption control treaties; unintended consequences of anti-corruption efforts. Cumulatively, the book combines description richness, analytical thrust, conceptual awareness, and contextual articulation.
Categories: Political Science

Thinking about Political Corruption

Thinking about Political Corruption

DeLeon (public policy, U of Colorado) also suggests what private citizens can do about the problem. Paper edition (839-6), $16.50. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Peter DeLeon

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0873328396

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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What are the causes of political corruption and how might its effects be minimized? Thinking about Political Corruption proposes a model of corruption that analyzes the phenomenon for the most part as a hidden but integral feature of the American political system, a recourse designed not to undermine the workings of government but actually to expedite them. While it is, of course, individuals who actually engage in corruption, their motives are often beyond simple avarice; moreover, it is the political system that condones and even encourages such actions. The book contains five case studies of contemporary American political corruption on the federal level: the HUD scandals, Wedtech, Iran-Contra, procurement irregularities in the Pentagon, and the savings and loan fiasco. In his final chapter the author suggests some ways in which political corruption and its effects might be reduced.
Categories: Social Science

Macmillan Dict Australian Politics

Macmillan Dict Australian Politics

A military strategy whereby the defence of a continent, in this case Australia, is
intended to be conducted from the continent ... The implications and scope of
corruption have become an increasingly important item on the Australian political
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349151738

Category:

Page: 246

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Neoliberal Australia and US Imperialism in East Asia

Neoliberal Australia and US Imperialism in East Asia

Olympic Dam mine in South Australia 'will leave behind a toxic lake and a 44 km2
mound of radioactive tailings' (ibid.: 98). A number of official inquiries show that
political corruption undermines democracy at all government levels. In NSW ...

Author: E. Paul

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137272782

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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A critical analysis of Australia's neoliberal state and role in the American imperial project in Asia. In exposing the causal mechanisms for violence and prospects for more wars it argues for emancipatory alternatives to the existing dominant and anti-democratic neoliberal governmentality.
Categories: Social Science

The Mungana Affair

The Mungana Affair

Author: Kett Howard Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030845328

Category: Corruption (in politics)

Page: 175

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Categories: Corruption (in politics)

Scandals in Past and Contemporary Politics

Scandals in Past and Contemporary Politics

Keeping the bastards honest ' : Australia and the investigation of political scandal
Jenny Fleming Australia is no ... of misappropriation of public funds , vote buying ,
bribery , conflicts of interest and administrative corruption ( Tiffen , 1999 ) .

Author: John Garrard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719065518

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Considers the social and historical significance of political scandal Examines the constant and changing features of political scandal over the past three centuries Offers an 'insider's account' of the role of the press in the reporting - and indeed manufacture - of some of the most memorable scandals of recent years Discusses the enduring.
Categories: Political Science

Policing Corruption

Policing Corruption

A revision of papers presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) which was held in Szczytno, Poland in May, 2001.

Author: Rick Sarre

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739108093

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

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A revision of papers presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) which was held in Szczytno, Poland in May, 2001.
Categories: Political Science

Australia

Australia

On many criteria, Australia has been a pioneering democracy.

Author: Marian Sawer

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 1862877254

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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On many criteria, Australia has been a pioneering democracy. As one of the oldest continuing democracies, however, a health check has long been overdue. Since 2002 the Democratic Audit of Australia, a major democracy assessment project, has been applying an internationally tested set of indicators to Australian political institutions and practices.The indicators derive from four basic principles--political equality, popular control of government, civil liberties and human rights and the quality of public deliberation. Comparative data are taken from Australia's nine jurisdictions, as well as from three comparator democracies, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for reform.Some of the findings are disturbing. For example, Australia has fallen well behind in the regulation of private money in elections and in controlling the use of government or parliamentary resources for partisan benefit. Transparency and accountability have suffered from relatively weak FOI regimes and from executive dominance of parliaments.For those studying democracy or wanting to reform Australian politics, The State of Democracy provides a wealth of evidence in a well-illustrated and highly accessible format. Internationally, it is an important contribution to the democracy assessment literature and pushes into new areas such as the intergovernmental decision-making of federalism.
Categories: Political Science

The Reformation of Australia

The Reformation of Australia

Whether these allegations are credible to not, it does allude to social
discontentment as a result of political decisions. However scandals, corruption,
fraud have been rife in Australian politics and government throughout history.
Corruption In ...

Author: Peter D Matthews

Publisher: Bassano Publishing

ISBN: 9780646532271

Category: Philosophy

Page: 134

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This book makes comparison between the Great Reformation in the 16th Century and Australia in the 21st Century.
Categories: Philosophy

An Intellectual History of Political Corruption

An Intellectual History of Political Corruption

This book provides a compelling historical and conceptual analysis of corruption which demonstrates a persistent oscillation between restrictive 'public office' and expansive 'degenerative' connotations of corruption from classical ...

Author: B. Buchan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316615

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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Few concepts have witnessed a more dramatic resurgence of interest in recent years than corruption. This book provides a compelling historical and conceptual analysis of corruption which demonstrates a persistent oscillation between restrictive 'public office' and expansive 'degenerative' connotations of corruption from classical Antiquity to 1800.
Categories: Political Science

Liberalism in Australia

Liberalism in Australia

fifties, when four of the six present States of Australia were granted responsible
government, the Cabinet and the ... Yet Parliamentary government as 'f it exists in
England and in the colonies muat be based either on party“or on corruption.

Author: H.V. Evatt

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785880401031

Category: History

Page: 77

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Categories: History

The Karma of Culture

The Karma of Culture

Not so strangely, as with white collar crime which rarely sees the high fliers in jail
or for appropriate periods, political corruption rarely ends up in court. The
Australian media will highlight the corruption in Asian nations, as if garments of
purity ...

Author: Arasa

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412050791

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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A rare hard-hitting and insightful book with wide appeal. It deals with the cross-cultural impacts of a culturally diverse immigrant intake, and the potential for Asian cultural and spiritual values to influence Western thinking about democracy, human rights, and societal values. The content is compelling and the arguments convincing.
Categories: Social Science

Governments NGOs and Anti corruption

Governments  NGOs and Anti corruption

The purpose of this book is to understand the rise, future, and implications of these new kinds of "integrity warriors" and to locate them in a wider context and history of anti-corruption activity.

Author: Luís de Sousa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415466950

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Intends to understand the rise, future and implications of two important new kinds of 'integrity warriors' - official anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and anti-corruption NGOs - and to locate them in a wider context and history of anti-corruption activity. This book is of interest to students and scholars of corruption, and public policy.
Categories: Political Science

The Macmillan Dictionary of Australian Politics

The Macmillan Dictionary of Australian Politics

Author: Dean Jaensch

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002280841

Category: Australia

Page: 246

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This reference work has been updated and revised, and is intended as a guide to modern Australian politics for both the student and the lay person. The collection of terms and concepts will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the background to current events and a clearer idea of the workings of political institutions and processes. This 4th edition accounts for new economic and management terms on the political scene with many of the out-of-date entries on international relations condensed or modified. The book includes prefaces from the 2nd and 3rd editions, as well as a preface for this 4th edition.
Categories: Australia

Australia as US Client State

Australia as US Client State

... 34, 39 piracy, 39 plutonium, 44 Poland, 9 political corruption, 19 political
donations, 23 political economy, 32,78, 90 political power, of corporations, 19, 23
–4, 27 politics of fear, 12, 56 pollution, 47, 73, 80, 82 post-democracy, 75–86
poverty, ...

Author: E. Paul

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137469359

Category: Political Science

Page: 116

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This book explores Australia's role as a US client state and the subsequent consequences for Australian democracy. Examining whether neoliberal and neoconservative interests have hijacked democracy in Australia, Paul questions whether further de-democratisation will advance US economic and military interests.
Categories: Political Science

APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service

APAIS  Australian Public Affairs Information Service

73 , no . 6 , Apr / May 1997 : 4 - 9 ( Elections : Thailand / Political parties /
Thailand : Politics and government / Corruption / Democracy / Constitutions /
Reform ) A971010112 ( Elections : Western Australia * / Political parties /
Politicians / Royal ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079938497

Category: Australia

Page:

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Vol. for 1963 includes section Current Australian serials; a subject list.
Categories: Australia

Traitors and Spies

Traitors and Spies

The history of Australia's intelligence operations in the early 20th century reveals the dark underside of Australian politics, including early infiltration by Russian agents, persecution of innocent civilians, and corruption, right up to ...

Author: John Fahey

Publisher:

ISBN: 1760877700

Category:

Page: 448

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The history of Australia's intelligence operations in the early 20th century reveals the dark underside of Australian politics, including early infiltration by Russian agents, persecution of innocent civilians, and corruption, right up to the prime minister's office.
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