The Politics of Lying: Implications for Democracy

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Contents
Preface and an Introductionix
Part I Justifying and Explaining Political Deception in a Democracy
1 Justifications for Lying in Politics
Maureen Ramsay3
2 Democratic Dirty Hands
Maureen Rarnsay27
3 Explanations: The Political Context
Maureen Ramsay43
4 Explanations: Deception in the US Political System
Lionel Cliffe56
5 Explanations: Secrecy and Deception in the UK Political Context
Lionel Cliffe80
Part II Case-Studies
6 The Iran-Contra Affairs
Lionel Cliffe95
7 The 'War' on Drugs
Lionel Cliffe109
8 The Scott Inquiry: Matrix Churchill and the Arms to Iraq Affair
Dave Bartlett130
9 The Pergau Dam Affair: Civil Aid and Arms Exports
Dave Bartlett153
10 Shoot to kill
Maureen Ramsay166
11 BSE: Mad Cows and Deregulation
Dave Bartlett188

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