Ethics in Congress: From Individual to Institutional Corruption

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Index
ABSCAM investigation, 2, 103, 107, 214n5, 221n12
Accountability: money and, 123-24; principles, 23-24, 43, 176. See also Congressional duties and roles; Ethics, legislative
Ackerman, Gary, 85
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 65
Agencies: accountability and, 101; congressional interventions, 45-46, 88-101, 177, 217n39, 218n50; decisions, 89, 98; legislator constituent service and, 84, 87, 94; separation of powers, 99. See also Service; and individual agencies
American Bar Association (ABA), 70. See also Ethics regulation and reform
American Medical Association (AMA), 5. See also Ethics regulation and reform
Appearance standard. See Congressional ethics and corruption
Arthur Young (accounting firm), 39, 95
Atchison, Jack, 39
Baker, Bobby, 147-48
Baucus, Max, 24
Bennett, Robert S., 35, 105, 126
Bentham, Jeremy, 116, 155
Biaggi, Mario, 144
Blaine, James G., 12, 56
Book deals: Durenberger, David, 28, 34-37, 51, 61, 105, 168; Gingrich, Newt, 48, 206n10; motives, 105-06, 168; royalties, 51, 204n36; Wright, James C., Jr., 43-44, 41, 105, 168
Brewster, Daniel, 111
Bribery, 168: campaign contributions and, 102, 110-12; congressional, 2-3, 7, 102; extortion and, 202n8; as illegal corruption, 26, 29; intent, 111, 220n3, 220n4; political parties, 148; voting behavior and, 141. See also Credit Mobilier scandal
Bush, George, 127
Campaigns. See Political campaigns; Political campaigns, financing and fundraising
Casework. See Constituents; Service
Censure proceedings. See Sanctions
Center for Participation in Democracy, 40, 66. See also Keating Five scandal
Challengers, 74, 87, 116. See also Political campaigns
Charity, 107
Cleveland, Grover, 12
Clinton administration, 24
Code of Ethics for Government Service, 129
Coelho, Tony, 48
Cohen, William, 108, 129

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1- Purposes Of Legislative Ethics 10
  • 2- Dynamics of Legislative Corruption 26
  • 3- Gains of Office 49
  • 4- Services of Office 77
  • 5- Corrupt Connections 102
  • 6- Tribunals Of Legislative Ethics 131
  • Conclusion 166
  • Appendix: Charges of Ethics Violations Considered by Congress, 1789-1992 182
  • Notes 191
  • Conclusion 237
  • Index 239
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