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    Political Corruption, Individual Behaviour and the Quality of Institutions.Emanuela Ceva & Maria Paola Ferretti - 2018 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 17 (2):216-231.
    Is the corrupt behaviour of public officials a politically relevant kind of wrong only when it causes the malfunctioning of institutions? We challenge recent institutionalist approaches to political corruption by showing a sense in which the individual corrupt behaviour of certain public officials is wrong not only as a breach of personal morality but in inherently politically salient terms. To show this sense, we focus on a specific instance of individual corrupt behaviour on the part of public officials (...)
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    Political Corruption.Emanuela Ceva & Maria Paola Ferretti - 2017 - Philosophy Compass 12 (12):e12461.
    The corruption of public officials and institutions is generally regarded as wrong. But in what exactly does this form of corruption consist and what kind of wrong does it imply? This article aims to take stock of the current philosophical discussion of the different senses in which political corruption is wrong in a general sense, beyond the specific negative legal, economic, and social costs it may happen to have in specific circumstances. Political corruption is (...)
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    Political Corruption as a Relational Injustice.Emanuela Ceva - 2018 - Social Philosophy and Policy 35 (2):118-137.
    The corruption of public officials and institutions is generally regarded as wrong. But in what exactly does this form of corruption consist and what kind of wrong does it imply? Recent proponents of the “institutionalist approach” to political corruption have concentrated on those occasions when incentive structures distract institutions from their essential purpose and weaken public trust. The corruption of individual public officials has been less relevant to their work, except for when it leads to (...)
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    Political Corruption and Firm Value in the U.S.: Do Rents and Monitoring Matter?Nerissa C. Brown, Jared D. Smith, Roger M. White & Chad J. Zutter - 2019 - Journal of Business Ethics 168 (2):335-351.
    Political corruption imposes substantial costs on shareholders in the U.S. Yet, we understand little about the basic factors that exacerbate or mitigate the value consequences of political corruption. Using federal corruption convictions data, we find that firm-level economic rents and monitoring mechanisms moderate the negative relation between corruption and firm value. The value consequences of political corruption are exacerbated for firms operating in low-rent product markets and mitigated for firms subject to external (...)
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    Political Corruption and the Concept of Dependence in Republican Thought.Robert Sparling - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (4):618-647.
    The concept of dependence is central both to the study of modern republicanism and to the study of systemic corruption. Recently, Lawrence Lessig has described American politics as suffering from “dependency corruption,” a type of institutional corruption about which eighteenth-century republican writers were extremely worried. This article examines the use of the concept “dependence” in the current “neo-roman” republican theory stemming from Quentin Skinner, Maurizio Viroli, and particularly Philip Pettit. The article argues that the term dependence has (...)
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    Political Corruption. The Internal Enemy of Public Institutions.Emanuela Ceva & Maria Paola Ferretti - forthcoming - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This book discusses political corruption and anticorruption as a matter of public ethics. It develops a normative account of political corruption as a relationally wrongful practice that consists in an unaccountable use of the power of office. Most current discussions of what political corruption is and why it is wrong have concentrated either on explaining and assessing it as a matter of an individual’s corrupt character and motives or as a dysfunction of institutional procedures. (...)
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    Political Corruption and Weak State.Zoran Stojiljkovic - 2013 - Filozofija I Društvo 24 (1):135-159.
    The author starts from the hypothesis that it is essential for the countries of the region to critically assess the synergy established between systemic, political corruption and a selectively weak,?devious? nature of the state. Moreover, the key dilemma is whether the expanded practice of political rent seeking supports the conclusion that the root of all corruption is in the very existence of the state - particularly in excessive, selective and deforming state interventions and benefits that create (...)
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    Against Plutocracies: Fighting Political Corruption.Harry Adams - 2008 - Constellations 15 (1):126-147.
  9. Controlling Political Corruption in Italy: What Did Not Work, What Can Be Done.Donatella Della Porta & Alberto Vannucci - 1996 - Res Publica 38 (2):353-369.
    The paper dealt with the control on political corruption in Italy, in particular with the reasons why most of the control mechanisms did not work for a long time, allowingfor the development of"tangentopoli". First of all, we briefly discussed the reasons why the controls ''from below"--that is, from citizens or electors--did not function in Italy: the pervasive occupation of the administration and the civil society by the political parties, as well as "secret" agreements between political parties (...)
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    Political Corruption, Democratic Theory, and Democracy.Doron Navot - 2014 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 9 (3):4-24.
    Doron Navot | : According to recent conceptual proposals, institutional corruption should be understood within the boundaries of the institution and its purpose. Political corruption in democracies, prominent scholars suggest, is characterized by the violation of institutional ideals or behaviors that tend to harm democratic processes and institutions. This paper rejects the idea that compromises, preferences, political agreements, or consent can be the baseline of conceptualization of political corruption. In order to improve the identification (...)
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  11. Political Corruption as Deformities of Truth.Yann Allard-Tremblay - 2014 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 9 (1):28-49.
    This paper presents a conception of corruption informed by epistemic democratic theory. I first explain the view of corruption as a disease of the political body. Following this view, we have to consider the type of actions that debase a political entity of its constitutive principal in order to assess corruption. Accordingly, we need to consider what the constitutive principle of democracy is. This is the task I undertake in the second section where I explicate (...)
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    Political Corruption: The Underside of Civic Morality by Robert Alan Sparling.Tim Stuart-Buttle - 2021 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (2):338-339.
    As Nietzsche famously declared, only that which has no history can be defined. Robert Sparling's superb book shows that corruption is a concept with a history. Although Political Corruption is ordered chronologically, it is expressly not a linear account of how one modern definition of corruption evolved. History instead discloses how the concept has been deployed in a variety of modes in occidental political philosophy, seven of which are recovered here: from Erasmus's focus on the (...)
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    Political Corruption in the Age of Transnational Capitalism.Peter Bratsis - 2014 - Historical Materialism 22 (1):105-128.
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    Attempted Apologies for Political Corruption.Robert C. Brooks - 1909 - International Journal of Ethics 19 (3):297-320.
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    Book Review: Political Corruption. The Underside of Civic Morality, by Robert Alan Sparling. [REVIEW]Emanuela Ceva - 2021 - Political Theory 49 (1):145-149.
    Political corruption is a contested concept. Both terms in the concept are the object of controversies in political theory, and concern what corruption is and how it is a politically relevant phenomenon. Political corruption has been contested across time, space, cultures, and philosophical traditions. Usually, political corruption is assumed to involve an exchange between a private corruptor and a public official who pursues her personal interest by abusing her power of office. While (...)
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    Le Grand Mal de L'Époque: Tocqueville on French Political Corruption.William Selinger - 2016 - History of European Ideas 42 (1):73-94.
    SUMMARYDuring the years he was involved in French parliamentary politics, Alexis de Tocqueville was obsessed with the issue of political corruption. This article presents the first sustained analysis of Tocqueville’s speeches and writings on French corruption. It examines Tocqueville’s initial encounter with corruption during his run for parliamentary office, his sophisticated account of the sources of corruption, and his strategies for reforming French politics. The article contends that taking seriously Tocqueville’s struggle against corruption has (...)
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    Teaching & Learning Guide for Political Corruption.Emanuela Ceva & Maria Paola Ferretti - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (4):e12499.
    The Guide offers some ideas concerning readings, topics, and seminar prompts for a philosophy course on political corruption.
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  19. Liberal Democratic Institutions and the Damages of Political Corruption.Emanuela Ceva & Maria Paola Ferretti - 2014 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 9 (1):126-145.
    This article contributes to the debate concerning the identification of politically relevant cases of corruption in a democracy by sketching the basic traits of an original liberal theory of institutional corruption. We define this form of corruption as a deviation with respect to the role entrusted to people occupying certain institutional positions, which are crucial for the implementation of public rules, for private gain. In order to illustrate the damages that corrupt behaviour makes to liberal democratic institutions, (...)
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  20. Conceptions of Political Corruption in Ancient Athens and Rome.Lisa Hill - 2013 - History of Political Thought 34 (4):565-587.
    The identification and amelioration of political corruption has long absorbed political science. But has corruption always been a problem about abuse of public trust for private gain, or a lack of probity, integrity and transparency in governance? For some, the 'modern' conception of corruption is radically different from the classical, whereby corruption is held to be conceived in exclusively moralistic terms as a loss of virtue in the polity, a generalized condition afflicting political (...)
     
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    Attempted Apologies for Political Corruption.Robert C. Brooks - 1909 - International Journal of Ethics 19 (3):297-320.
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    Attempted Apologies for Political Corruption.Robert C. Brooks - 1908 - Ethics 19 (3):297.
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  23. Between Corruption and Development: The Political Economy of State Robbery in Nigeria. [REVIEW]Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa - 2012 - Journal of Business Ethics 108 (3):325-345.
    The study is based on the hypothesis that there is a link between corruption and underdevelopment and that corruption is responsible for the shortcomings and poor performance of the Nigerian political economy. In addition to examining the historical trajectory of corruption in Nigeria, this paper delves into the underlying causes of corruption as well as its cumulative impact on national development in the country. Lastly, the paper assesses some public and private sector initiatives that have (...)
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    Political Realism and Moral Corruption.Alison McQueen - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 19 (2):141-161.
    Political realism is frequently criticised as a theoretical tradition that amounts to little more than a rationalisation of the status quo and an apology for power. This paper responds to this criticism by defending three connected claims. First, it acknowledges the moral seriousness of rationalisation, but argues that the problem is hardly particular to political realists. Second, it argues that classical International Relations realists like EH Carr and Hans Morgenthau have a profound awareness of the corrupting effects of (...)
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    Corrupting Youth: Political Education, Democratic Culture, and Political Theory.J. Peter Euben - 1997 - Princeton University Press.
    In Corrupting Youth, Peter Euben explores the affinities between Socratic philosophy and Athenian democratic culture as a way to think about issues of politics and education, both ancient and modern. The book moves skillfully between antiquity and the present, from ancient to contemporary political theory, and from Athenian to American democracy. It draws together important recent work by political theorists with the views of classical scholars in ways that shine new light on significant theoretical debates such as those (...)
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    Political Realism and Moral Corruption.Alison McQueen - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 19 (2):147488511666482.
    Political realism is frequently criticised as a theoretical tradition that amounts to little more than a rationalisation of the status quo and an apology for power. This paper responds to this crit...
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    The Politics of Long-Term Corruption Reform: A Combined Social Movement and Action-Learning Approach.Richard P. Nielsen - 2000 - Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):305-317.
    The problem this paper is concerned with is the politics of reforming embedded, parasitic, sometimes predatory, networkbased,corruption subsystems. The politics of corruption subsystems is often embedded in social structures sustained by the collectiveaction of interest groups who benefit from the corruption. Therefore, the long-term effectiveness of approaches that focus solely onisolated, individual acts of corruption are limited. The politics of long-term corruption reform can benefit from a combined action-learning and social movement–based collective approach.
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    The Politics of Long-Term Corruption Reform: A Combined Social Movement and Action-Learning Approach.Richard P. Nielsen - 2000 - Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):305-317.
    The problem this paper is concerned with is the politics of reforming embedded, parasitic, sometimes predatory, networkbased,corruption subsystems. The politics of corruption subsystems is often embedded in social structures sustained by the collectiveaction of interest groups who benefit from the corruption. Therefore, the long-term effectiveness of approaches that focus solely onisolated, individual acts of corruption are limited. The politics of long-term corruption reform can benefit from a combined action-learning and social movement–based collective approach.
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    The Corruption of Politics.Mark Philp - 2018 - Social Philosophy and Policy 35 (2):73-93.
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    Sartre's Humanism and the Problem of Political Corruption: An Appraisal.T. E. Ogar - 2006 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 8 (1).
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    The Politics of Corruption, Inequality, and the Socially Excluded.Anna Santos Salas - 2013 - Nursing Philosophy 14 (3):168-177.
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    Corruption, Politics, and Societal Values in Tanzania.Bruce Heilman, Ng'wanza Kamata & Laurean Ndumbaro - 2000 - Journal of Social Philosophy 31 (4):497–506.
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    Fighting Electoral Corruption in the Victorian Era: An Overlooked Dimension of John Stuart Mill’s Political Thought.William Selinger - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 18 (3):147488511666401.
    For nearly half a century John Stuart Mill was a major critic of the forms of electoral corruption prevalent in Victorian England. Yet this political commitment has been largely overlooked by schol...
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    Fighting Electoral Corruption in the Victorian Era: An Overlooked Dimension of John Stuart Mill’s Political Thought.William Selinger - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 18 (3):415-436.
    For nearly half a century John Stuart Mill was a major critic of the forms of electoral corruption prevalent in Victorian England. Yet this political commitment has been largely overlooked by scholars. This article offers the first synoptic account of Mill’s writings against corruption. It argues that Mill’s opposition to corruption was not accidental or temperamental, but sprung from fundamental principles of his political thought. It also shows that Mill’s opposition to electoral corruption put (...)
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  35. The Pathology of Politics Violence, Betrayal, Corruption, Secrecy, and Propaganda.Carl J. Friedrich - 1972
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    The Abuse of Evil: The Corruption of Politics and Religion Since 9/11.Richard J. Bernstein - 2013 - Polity.
    Since 9/11 politicians, preachers, conservatives and the media are all speaking about evil. In the past the dicourse about evil in our religious, philosophic and literary traditions has provoked thinking, questioning and inquiry. But today the appeal to evil is being used as a political tool to obscure compex issues, block serious thinking and stifle public discussion and debate. We are now confronting a clash of mentalities, not a clash of civilisations. One mentality is drawn to absolutes, moral certainties, (...)
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    Political Science Approaches to Integrity and Corruption.Jonathan Rose & Paul Heywood - 2013 - Human Affairs 23 (2):148-159.
    Integrity ought logically to be a particularly important concept within political science. If those acting within the political system do not have integrity, our ability to trust them, to have confidence in their actions, and perhaps even to consider them legitimate can be challenged. Indeed, the very concept of integrity goes some way towards underwriting positive views of political actors. Yet, despite this importance, political science as a discipline has perhaps focused too little on questions of (...)
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    Corruption as Systemic Political Decay.Camila Vergara - 2019 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (3):019145371986826.
    By offering an analysis of different conceptions of corruption connected to the political regime and contingency in which they developed, the article retrieves a systemic meaning of political corruption. Through the works of Plato, Aristotle, Polybius and Machiavelli, it reconstructs a dimension of political corruption particular to popular governments and also engages with recent neo-republican and institutionalist attempts at redefining political corruption. The article concludes that we still lack a proper conception of (...)
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  39. Corruption as Systemic Political Decay.Camila Vergara - 2019 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (3):322-346.
    By offering an analysis of different conceptions of corruption connected to the political regime and contingency in which they developed, the article retrieves a systemic meaning of political corruption. Through the works of Plato, Aristotle, Polybius and Machiavelli, it reconstructs a dimension of political corruption particular to popular governments and also engages with recent neo-republican and institutionalist attempts at redefining political corruption. The article concludes that we still lack a proper conception of (...)
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    Combating Political and Bureaucratic Corruption in Uganda: Colossal Challenges for the Church and the Citizens.Wilson B. Asea - 2018 - Hts Theological Studies 74 (2):1-14.
    This article formulates a new approach to combating corruption in Uganda. In pursuit of this research, the author highlights the chronicity of corruption in Uganda, which is uniformly political and bureaucratic. Bureaucratic corruption takes place in service delivery and rule enforcement. It has two sides: demand-induced and supply-induced. Political corruption occurs at high levels of politics. There are 'political untouchables' and businessmen who are above the law and above institutional control mechanisms. The established (...)
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  41. Epistemic Corruption and Political Institutions.Ian James Kidd - 2021 - In Michael Hannon & Jeroen de Ridder (eds.), The Routledge Handbook to Political Epistemology. Routledge. pp. 357-358.
    Institutions play an indispensable role in our political and epistemic lives. This Chapter explores sympathetically the claim that political institutions can be bearers of epistemic vices. I start by describing one form of collectivism - the claim that the vices of institutions do not reduce to the vices of their members. I then describe the phenomenon of epistemic corruption and the various processes that can corrupt the epistemic ethoi of political institutions. The discussion focuses on some (...)
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  42. Noble Cause Corruption in Politics.Seumas Miller - 2007 - In Igor Primoratz (ed.), Politics and Morality. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Machiavelli: Republican Politics and its Corruption.S. M. Shumer - 1979 - Political Theory 7 (1):5-34.
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    Corruption and Unethical Behavior: Report on a Set of Danish Guidelines. [REVIEW]Adam Lindgreen - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):31-39.
    Corruption is defined as private individuals or enterprises who misuse public resources for private power and/or political gains. They do so through abusing public officials whose behavior deviates from the formal government rules of conduct. Ethical behavior is defined as individuals or enterprises adhering to a non-corrupt work or business practice. A review of the academic literature is conducted drawing on perspectives from the political, economic, and anthropological sciences. Insights from a Danish research program are reported on. (...)
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    Corruption Networks and Implications for Ethical Corruption Reform.Richard P. Nielsen - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 42 (2):125 - 149.
    The problem this article focuses on is not the isolated individual act of corruption, but the systematic, pervasive sub-system of corruption that can and has existed across historical periods, geographic areas, and political-economic systems. It is important to first understand how corrupt and unethical subsystems operate, particularly their network nature, in order to reform and change them while not becoming what we are trying to change. Twelve key system elements are considered that include case examples from Asia, (...)
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    Media Corruption: A Chinese Characteristic. [REVIEW]Ren Li - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 116 (2):297-310.
    Misbehaviour and malpractices of Chinese journalists in recent years have brought media corruption under the spotlight. The lack of professionalism and scarcity of fully established ethics in media organisations have made the case worse. However, while Chinese media and academics concentrate narrowly on paid-for news or gag fee by prompting the enforcement of disciplinary restraints and ‘thought education’, this hot issue has been largely ignored by western scholars and has only been occasionally reported by some western media. Based mainly (...)
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    Economic Corruption, Political Machinations and Legal Ethics: Correspondents’ Report From Canada.Richard Devlin & Sarah Frame - 2019 - Legal Ethics 22 (1-2):94-102.
    Volume 22, Issue 1-2, July - December 2019, Page 94-102.
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    Corruption in American Politics and Life.Robert C. Brooks - 1912 - International Journal of Ethics 22 (4):485-488.
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  49. Corruption in American Politics and Life, by Robert C. Brooks. [REVIEW]James H. Tufts - 1911 - Ethics 22:485.
     
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    Corruption in American Politics and Life. Robert C. Brooks.James H. Tufts - 1912 - International Journal of Ethics 22 (4):485-488.
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