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The Resource Inside job : how government insiders subvert the public interest, Mark A. Zupan President, Alfred University, NY, USA

Inside job : how government insiders subvert the public interest, Mark A. Zupan President, Alfred University, NY, USA

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Inside job : how government insiders subvert the public interest
Title
Inside job
Title remainder
how government insiders subvert the public interest
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Mark A. Zupan President, Alfred University, NY, USA
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "National decline is typically blamed on special interests from the demand side of politics corrupting a country's institutions. The usual demand-side suspects include crony capitalists, consumer activists, economic elites, and labor unions. Less attention is given to government insiders on the supply side of politics - rulers, elected officials, bureaucrats, and public employees. In autocracies and democracies, government insiders have the motive, means, and opportunity to co-opt political power for their benefit and at the expense of national well-being. Many storied empires have succumbed to such inside jobs. Today, they imperil countries as different as China and the United States. Democracy - government by the people - does not ensure government for the people. Understanding how government insiders use their power to subvert the public interest - and how these negative consequences can be mitigated - is the topic of this book by Mark A. Zupan"--
  • "National decline is typically blamed on special interests from the demand side of politics corrupting a county's institutions. The usual demand-side suspects include crony capitalists, consumer activists, economic elites, and labor unions. Less attention is given to government insiders on the supply side of politics - rulers, elected officials, bureaucrats, and public employees"--
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Zupan, Mark A
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Public interest
  • Political corruption
  • Public officers
  • Civil service
  • Civil service
  • Political corruption
  • Public interest
  • Public officers
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Inside job : how government insiders subvert the public interest, Mark A. Zupan President, Alfred University, NY, USA
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Government for the people? -- 2. Why worry about government insiders and their profits? -- 3. How do government insiders profit at the public's expense? -- 4. What do government insiders stand to gain? -- 5. What factors curb hijacking by government insiders? -- 6. Why are government insiders so hard to control? -- 7. Where and when has the state been co-opted from within? -- 8. Government insiders : a day of reckoning for China? -- 9. Government insiders : a day of reckoning for the United States? -- 10. How can we form a more perfect union?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9781316607770
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016044124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)962548364
Label
Inside job : how government insiders subvert the public interest, Mark A. Zupan President, Alfred University, NY, USA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Government for the people? -- 2. Why worry about government insiders and their profits? -- 3. How do government insiders profit at the public's expense? -- 4. What do government insiders stand to gain? -- 5. What factors curb hijacking by government insiders? -- 6. Why are government insiders so hard to control? -- 7. Where and when has the state been co-opted from within? -- 8. Government insiders : a day of reckoning for China? -- 9. Government insiders : a day of reckoning for the United States? -- 10. How can we form a more perfect union?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9781316607770
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016044124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)962548364

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