The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective

Book Title

The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective

Type of Work

Book

Files

Publication Date

1996

Role

Author

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

City

Chicago, IL, USA

Series

Studies in Crime and Justice

ISBN

9780226020525

Abstract

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 control—no less than corruption itself—has contributed to the contemporary crisis in public administration.

Hamilton Areas of Study

Government, Public Policy

The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective

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