Political Corruption in Australia: A Very Wicked Place?
This worthwhile work explores the place of political corruption in Australia, paying attention to both the theoretical and case-specific aspects of the problem. Primarily suitable for academics interested in politics, geography, development studies, history and sociology, this book's accessible style also makes it of interest to a general audience.
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Geographical and Historical Dimensions
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activity administrative albeit allegations argument Australian political corruption bribe bribery bureaucracy Butlin central certainly Clark colonial Australia commissariat Commonwealth complacency conflict of interest context convict corruption in Australia cultural decades decisions dimension discussion domain electoral endemic enquiry especially ethical ethos evidence example experience explored favourable favouritism Fitzgerald functionalist geography ICAC indigenous Australians inevitable investigation issues John Wren Labour land least legislation less matter Melbourne morality Mungana affair municipal nepotism nineteenth century noted officials old corruption organised outcomes particular patronage penal penal colony period phenomenon police political parties politicians position Power Without Glory powerful practice problem public interest public servants public service Queensland question railway reductionism regulation reputation role scale settlement settler significance situation society South Australia South Wales SP betting Sydney Tasmania traditional University University of Canterbury Victoria West Australia Western Australia