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Understanding Political Corruption in Irish Politics

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UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN IRISH POLITICS

PAPERBACK by Collins, Neil; Coulter, Carol

£9.00

ISBN
9781859182734
IMPRINT
CORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
CORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK AT THE PUBLISHER - EXPECTED 5-7 DAYS
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
80 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JAN 2001

DESCRIPTION

Irish political life has experienced great turmoil in recent years because of the scale and intricacy of political corruption being uncovered by parliamentary and quasi-judicial inquiries. There is genuine popular amazement and growing cynicism towards the seemingly never-ending wave of scandal and attendant tribunals. To understand political corruption in Ireland, this pamphlet examines the concept within a political-science analytical framework that allows both historical and international comparison. The book challenges the current explanations of political corruption, particularly those that stress a turning away from a political golden age in the 1960s Understanding Political Corruption in Irish Politics chronicles political scandals in the 1990s, looks at their causes and explains their consequences. It also suggests reform strategies that will reduce the incentives drawing politicians towards corruption and increase the likelihood and expense of being detected.