ISBN-10:
1589010450
ISBN-13:
9781589010451
Pub. Date:
04/15/2005
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Shadowlands of Conduct: Ethics and State Politics

Shadowlands of Conduct: Ethics and State Politics

by Beth A. Rosenson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589010451
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2005
Series: American Governance and Public Policy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Beth A. Rosenson is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Setting the Stage: Legislative Ethics and the Process of Ethics Reform 2. Three Case Studies: Initial Explanations of Ethics Reform Failure and Success

3. Ethics Laws in the Pre-Watergate Period, 1954-72: Early Innovation in Regulating Legislative Conflicts of Interest

4. Watergate and Beyond: Ethics Reform Moves Forward, 1973-96

5. The Mostly Toothless Tiger: The Authorization of Independent Ethics Commissions, 1973-96 and Beyond

6. Ethical Self-Regulation and Its Limitations

Appendices

A. Appendix to Chapter 1 and General Appendix for 1996 Ethics Index

B. Models and Data Sources for Chapter 3

C. Regression Tables for Chapter 3

D. Models and Data Sources for Chapter 4

E. Regression Tables for Chaper 4

F. Models and Data Sources for Chapter 5

G. Regression Tables for Chapter 5

Notes

References

Index

What People are Saying About This

Alan Rosenthal

Rosenson's book is more than a contribution to the field of legislative ethics. It is more than a most persuasive work. It is the definitive empirical exploration of the subject.

David Schultz

A must read for all who want to know why state politicians pass ethics laws. Rosenson has filled a major void, providing an instant classic that instructs researchers, activists, and reformers how state ethics laws work, unfortunately why they often don't, and what reforms may be needed in the future.

From the Publisher

"The Shadowlands of Conduct is a landmark study of how, why, and when state legislators enact ethics legislation to regulate their own behavior. They do so primarily when public pressure becomes an irresistible force elected legislators can no longer ignore, thereby underscoring the need for an ever-vigilant citizenry. I recommend it to students, scholars and citizens alike."—Lawrence C. Dodd, Manning J. Dauer Chair in Political Science, University of Florida

"Rosenson's book is more than a contribution to the field of legislative ethics. It is more than a most persuasive work. It is the definitive empirical exploration of the subject."—Alan Rosenthal, professor of public policy, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University

"A must read for all who want to know why state politicians pass ethics laws. Rosenson has filled a major void, providing an instant classic that instructs researchers, activists, and reformers how state ethics laws work, unfortunately why they often don't, and what reforms may be needed in the future."—David Schultz, professor, Graduate School of Public Administration and Management, Hamline University; and author of Money, Politics, and Campaign Finance Reform Law in the States

Lawrence C. Dodd

The Shadowlands of Conduct is a landmark study of how, why, and when state legislators enact ethics legislation to regulate their own behavior. They do so primarily when public pressure becomes an irresistible force elected legislators can no longer ignore, thereby underscoring the need for an ever-vigilant citizenry. I recommend it to students, scholars and citizens alike.

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