Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 February 2009

328 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195378719

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Getting the Government America Deserves

How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Richard W Painter

  • Articulates a general approach to combating corruption alongside specific proposals for doing so
  • While this book is not an expose of specific instances of ethics lapses during the Bush Administration, the author provides a number of illuminating examples of problems in government ethics learned during his years of public service in the White House
  • Analyzes government ethics law from the perspective of an academic critic and that of a lawyer who was the chief White House ethics lawyer for two and a half years

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