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The Resource An intellectual history of political corruption : political corruption & governance, by Bruce Buchan & Lisa Hill

An intellectual history of political corruption : political corruption & governance, by Bruce Buchan & Lisa Hill

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An intellectual history of political corruption : political corruption & governance
Title
An intellectual history of political corruption
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political corruption & governance
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by Bruce Buchan & Lisa Hill
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eng
Summary
Few concepts have witnessed a more dramatic resurgence of interest in recent year than corruption. It is, however, a concept that dates back to antiquity with this recent popularity representing the latest iteration in a long history of contestation over corruption. In one of the first surveys of the variable contours of meaning invested in the term, from antiquity through to the end of the eighteenth century, this book explores the significant role corruption has played in political discourse through the centuries. It finds that corruption was not always a concept particular to the abuse of public office, but was often applied to more nebulous fears of moral, spiritual and physical degeneration. This book marshals both historical and conceptual analysis to demonstrate a conceptual oscillation between restrictive 'public office' and expansive 'degenerative' connotations of corruption that persisted until the second half of the eighteenth century when the public office conception overtook and finally superseded the degenerative one. The result is a survey that is fundamental to the understanding of modern ideas of corruption and represents an invaluable tool to both students and scholars of the subject --
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1968-
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Buchan, Bruce
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1961-
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Hill, Lisa
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  • Political corruption
  • Political science
  • Political science
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An intellectual history of political corruption : political corruption & governance, by Bruce Buchan & Lisa Hill
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-277) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • Conceptions of political corruption in antiquity
  • Patronage, politics, and perishability in early medieval political thought
  • From Baratteria to Broglio : the perils of public office in medieval and Renaissance political thought
  • Affection, interest, and office in early modernity
  • Ideological change in eighteenth-century Britain
  • The historical vicissitudes of corruption
Control code
FIEb17524799
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780230308886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)931750929
Label
An intellectual history of political corruption : political corruption & governance, by Bruce Buchan & Lisa Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Conceptions of political corruption in antiquity
  • Patronage, politics, and perishability in early medieval political thought
  • From Baratteria to Broglio : the perils of public office in medieval and Renaissance political thought
  • Affection, interest, and office in early modernity
  • Ideological change in eighteenth-century Britain
  • The historical vicissitudes of corruption
Control code
FIEb17524799
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780230308886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)931750929

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