Article Title

Panopticism and Financial Controls: The Anti-Corruption Project in Public Administration

Type of Work

Article

Date

12-1994

Journal Title

Crime, Law and Social Change

Journal ISSN

0925-4994

Journal Volume

22

Journal Issue

4

First Page

361

Last Page

379

DOI

10.1007/BF01302925

Abstract

This article examines financial controls, including accounting and auditing, as an anti-corruption methodology in public administration. Part I places accounting and auditing in the context of the anti-corruption project, the reformist pursuit of corruption-free government. Part II presents a case study of the evolution of anti-corruption accounting and auditing strategies in New York City. Part III examines the impacts of more comprehensive and intrusive financial controls for contemporary public administration.

Hamilton Areas of Study

Government, Public Policy