Corruption and American Cities

Author: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147666577X
Format: PDF
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"This is an outstanding compilation of data addressing government corruption. A must read for anyone wishing to hold their local government accountable."—Edward Hazel, Prosecutor "If you care about good governance, you need to read this examination of one of its most difficult issues."—James Nordin, Treasurer, City of Rio Vista, California "An essential resource for practitioners and academics committed to curbing corruption and promoting ethical governance."—Donald C. Menzel, Past President, American Society for Public Administration "This is a remarkable collection of stories and analyses of corruption and anti-corruption attempts in the United States...America leads the world in anti-corruption legislation but it lags in enforcement. This volume underscores the challenges and opportunities facing reformers on the look-out for the public good."—Emil Bolongaita, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University "The book touches upon a very sensitive issue to Americans—public integrity! America was already tormented before by a ‘Spoils System’ of government and the book does a fine job of highlighting similar ethical issues and providing inspiring anti-corruption practices."—Lt. Carlos Sanchez, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office "Very interesting and timely book, with a unique mix of analysis and relevant case studies...demonstrates the problem of corruption and mismanagement from an angle not always analyzed in the literature in such lucid terms."—Gambhir Bhatta, Technical Advisor (Governance), Asian Development Bank “This is an important work. Shinning a light on corruption in America is essential for the health of our democracy.”—Ruth S. Astle, Administrative Law Judge (retired), State of California. Corruption is a chronic public concern affecting America's cities. Greed, ethical lapses and lack of accountability have drained untold millions in tax dollars. Corrupt practices range from embezzlement, graft, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, nepotism and patronage to the misuse of funds, vehicles, equipment, supplies and other public resources. Court proceedings to investigate and prosecute perpetrators add to the cost. Media exposes have magnified the spectacle of abusive and unethical government. This book investigates the reasons behind corruption and imparts guidelines for better accountability.

Eminent Domain and Economic Growth

Author: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670811
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Eminent domain is integral to a government's legal ability to take private property for a public purpose. If used correctly, the owners are paid the fair market value for their property, few citizens are inconvenienced and everyone benefits. Bad-faith abuses of eminent domain typically make the front pages of news outlets, and receive news coverage from television stations, in cities throughout our nation. To educate citizens and prevent future abuse, this book exposes both the good and the bad aspects of government's ability to use their power of eminent domain to acquire private property.

Combating Corruption Encouraging Ethics

Author: William L. Richter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742544512
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In their second edition of Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics, William L. Richter and Frances Burke update this essential staple to delve deeply into the unique ethical problems of twenty-first century public administration. Combating Corruption, Encouraging Ethics offers both the depth demanded by graduate courses in administrative ethics and the accessibility necessary for an undergraduate introduction to public administration. Published in cooperation with the American Society for Public Administration. Co-published in cooperation with the American Society for Public Administration.

From Pancho to Pacquiao

Author: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez, III
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1937600653
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Pancho to Pacquiao: Philippine Boxing In and Out of the Ring is a snapshot of more than a century of Philippine boxing. It is a compilation of lucid and readable biographies of outstanding Philippine-born and Filipino American boxers, from Francisco "Pancho Villa" Guilledo to Manny "People's Champ" Pacquiao. Each story describes the rough roads these Filipino and Filipina boxers took to achieve fame and glory globally. Vivid photos and personal interviews combine to make the narratives real and captivating.

Performance Accountability and Combating Corruption

Author: Anwar Shah
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821369423
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Performance based oversight and accountability can serve as an important antidote to government corruption, inefficiency, and waste. This volume provides an analytical framework and operational approaches needed for the implementation of results-based accountability. The volume makes a major contribution to the literature on public management and evaluation. Major subject areas covered in this book include: performance based accountability, e-government, network solutions to performance measurement and improvement; institutions of accountability in governance; legal and institutional framework to hold government to account; fighting corruption; external accountability; ensuring integrity of revenue administration; the role of supreme audit institutions on detecting fraud and corruption; and the role of parliamentary budget offices and public accounts committees.

Corruption and the Global Economy

Author: Institute for International Economics (U.S.)
Publisher: Peterson Institute
ISBN: 9780881322330
Format: PDF
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The OECD convention outlawing bribery of foreign public officials is welcome evidence of how much progress has been made in the battle against corruption. The financial crisis in East Asia is an indication of how much remains to be done. Corruption is by no means a new issue, but it has only recently emerged as a global issue. As the global implications of corruption have grown, so has the impetus for international action to combat it.

Corruption and Democracy in Brazil

Author: Timothy Joseph Power
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780268038946
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Brazil, the world's fourth largest democracy, has been plagued in recent years by corruption scandals. Corruption and Democracy in Brazil: The Struggle for Accountability considers the performance of the Brazilian federal accountability system with a view to diagnosing the system's strengths, weaknesses, and areas of potential improvement; taking stock of recent micro- and macro-level reforms; and pointing out implications of various dimensions of the accountability process for Brazil's democratic regime. The book's essays take a multidimensional approach to the accountability matrix in Brazil. The first section of the book investigates complex interrelationships among representative institutions, electoral dynamics, and public opinion. In the second section, authors address nonelectoral dimensions of accountability, such as role of the media, accounting institutions, police, prosecutors, and courts. In the final chapter, the editors reflect upon the policy implications of the essays, considering recommendations that may contribute to an effective fight against political corruption and support ongoing accountability, as well as articulating analytical lessons for social scientists interested in functioning of accountability networks.

Engineering Ethics Concepts and Cases

Author: Charles E. Harris, Jr.
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133767074X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Packed with examples pulled straight from recent headlines, ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, helps engineers understand the importance of their conduct as professionals as well as reflect on how their actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment. Numerous case studies give readers plenty of hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, while the book's proven and structured method for analysis walks readers step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It also offers practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics and thorough coverage of critical moral reasoning, effective organizational communication, sustainability and economic development, risk management, ethical responsibilities, globalized standards for engineering and emerging challenges relating to evolving technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.