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Crime and Punishment in Soviet Officialdom: Combating Corruption in the Soviet Elite, 1965-90 : Combating Corruption in the Soviet Elite, 1965-90 - William A. Clark

Crime and Punishment in Soviet Officialdom: Combating Corruption in the Soviet Elite, 1965-90

Combating Corruption in the Soviet Elite, 1965-90

Paperback Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9781563240560
Number Of Pages: 288

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This study of official corruption and the politics of anti-corruption campaigns offers a comprehensive empirical, comparative and theoretical analysis of this phenomenon as both system and symptom. It highlights the structure, impact and function of political elite corruption from 1965-1990.

Preface
Introduction: Corruption, Politics, and Soviet Societyp. 3
Conceptualizing Corruptionp. 3
Conceptualizing Corruption in Comparative Perspectivep. 6
Corruption and Soviet Societyp. 10
Public Administration and the Structure of Corruption in Soviet Officialdomp. 20
Bureaucratic Organization and Bureaucratic Behavior
Historical Influencesp. 30
Soviet-Specific Influencesp. 38
Corruption in the Political Elite, 1965-1990p. 71
Officialdom, Corruption, and the Soviet Criminal Codep. 73
Data and Methodologyp. 76
Findingsp. 79
An Informal Criminology of System Maintenancep. 90
Combating Corruption in Soviet Societyp. 100
The Control Organsp. 101
Soviet Whistleblowers and the Control Functionp. 113
The Cadres Weapon and the Control of Officialdomp. 124
The Politics of Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Soviet Systemp. 145
Andropov's Rise to Powerp. 147
The Decline of Brezhnev and the Politics of Successionp. 163
The Politics of Anti-Corruption After Brezhnevp. 184
Official Corruption, the Soft State, and the Future of Reformp. 202
The Soviet Soft State: Past and Futurep. 204
A Balance Sheetp. 207
Official Corruption, Perestroika, and Beyondp. 214
Referencesp. 223
Author Indexp. 235
Subject Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9781563240560
ISBN-10: 1563240564
Series: Contemporary Soviet/Post-Soviet Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.37  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.5