The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity

The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity

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In this comprehensive and controversial case study of anticorruption efforts, Frank Anechiarico and James B. Jacobs show how the proliferating regulations and oversight mechanisms designed to prevent or root out corruption seriously undermine our ability to govern. By constraining decision makers' discretion, shaping priorities, and causing delays, corruption controla€”no less than corruption itselfa€”has contributed to the contemporary crisis in public administration. qAnechiarico and Jacobs . . . have pushed aside the claims and posturing by officials and reformers and revealed a critical need to reevaluate just what we have and are doing to public servants, and to the public, in the name of€”Citylaw qA timely and very useful addition to the new debate over corruption and€”Michael Johnston, American Political Science ReviewHow Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective Frank Anechiarico, James B. Jacobs ... The problem was not that the city was overcharged when it awarded these emergency contracts, but that eleven of the companies hired had aquot; checkered pasts, ranging from ... Nine: Auditing and Accounting Controls 1. ... Leonard D. White, Trends in Public Administration (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1933 ), 162. 6.

Title:The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity
Author:Frank Anechiarico, James B. Jacobs
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1996-12-15


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