Morality in American politics.

New York, Random House [1952] .

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Subjects Corrupción (en política) -- EE. UU.
EE. UU. -- Política y gobierno -- Siglo XX.
Political corruption -- United States.
Political corruption.
Political ethics.
Politics and government
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States.
Description 337 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date [1952]
Contents I. American politics: the characters and their roles : The cast of characters: the big three ; The cast of characters: new members ; The public: phantom or reality? -- II. Morals and politics : The moral basis of politics ; Early success and moral apathy ; Amoral economics ; The automatic economic system ; The automatic system of representative government ; Legalism ; Public morals and the problem of corruption ; The context of American life ; Impersonality and bigness ; Impersonality and urban living ; Ruthlessness ; Naïveté ; Double standards ; Moral questions and levels of morality -- III. Morality and the legislative system: representation : The heart of representative government : Legal strength and moral weakness ; Evidence of failure: prestige ; Evidence of failure: negativism ; Evidence of failure: friction and frustration ; Evidence of failure: non-legislative activities ; Evidence of failure: committee particularism ; Evidence of failure: corruption without discipline ; Representation: distortion of the principle ; Representation: abandonment of the principle -- IV. Morality and the legislative system: responsibility and reason : The principle of responsibility rejected ; The rational principle challenged ; Ethics of the filibuster ; The system of personal power: why does it exist? ; The system of personal power: what does it cost? ; Corrosion of personal integrity ; Undermining the party system ; Confusing the public ; Sterilizing national leadership ; Fiscal costs ; Three basic reforms ; A legislative cabinet ; More representative committees ; Responsibility and competence vs. seniority ; Unfair representation: how much will people stand?
V. The executive : Executive institutions ; The paradox of president and congress ; Moral force of the president ; Obligations of the chief executive: the public interest ; Conflicting standards of presidential behavior ; Relieving the president ; Fair play ; New hazards ; Moral sense and political sense: the Truman administration ; Political responsibility repudiated ; Responsibility and reality ; Staff assistance to executives ; The concept of political leadership ; The missing keystone ; Responsibility and the span of control ; Responsibility in fact -- VI. Ethics: legislative, judicial, administrative : The ancient standard of justice ; Legislative and administrative standards ; Passive immorality ; Political ethics and the highest courts ; Judicial appointments ; Secondary vices ; The pyramid upside down ; Varieties of moral hazards ; Influences carried over from prior employment ; Influences of future employment ; The ex-government lawyer ; Five-percenters, fixers and frauds ; Men of influence? ; Undue involvement: personal, social, and economic ; Political involvement ; The venal administrator ; The idealist administrator ; Legislative morals ; Some things to be done: the criminal code ; Professional codes ; A code of official conduct ; Counteracting the influence peddler ; Antibiotic therapy ; Basic hygiene ; Honor and prestige -- VII. Public, party, and pressure politics : Specialization ; Organization ; Loyalty ; Pressure ; "Not a politician" ; Are leaders different? ; Party politics ; Political organizations ; How strong are the machines? ; Pressure politics ; Public officials on the spot ; Campaign obligations ; Campaign ethics ; Day-to-day dilemmas ; Steps to be taken ; Proved measures ; Rational limits of specialization -- VIII. Integrity: Man and the state.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)310846
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Graham, George A. 1904-2005.
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