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Description - Conflict of Interest and Public Life by Christine Trost

This volume features a distinguished, international group of scholars and practitioners who provide a comparative account of ethics regulations across four Western democracies: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Italy. They situate conflict-of-interest regulations within a broader discourse involving democratic theory; identify the structural, political, economic, and cultural factors that have contributed to the development of these regulations over time; and assess the extent to which these efforts have succeeded or failed across and within different branches and systems of government. Collectively, they provide an invaluable survey of the development, function, and impact of conflict-of-interest regimes in public life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521881425
ISBN-10: 0521881420
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 5mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christine Trost

Christine Trost is Associate Researcher and Assistant Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley. She is co-editor, with Matthew Grossmann, of Win the Right Way: How to Run Effective Local Campaigns in California and co-editor, with Jonathan Bernstein and Adrienne Jamieson, of Campaigning for Congress: Politicians at Home and in Washington. Alison Gash is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include intergovernmental relations, ethics in government, and the costs and benefits of pursuing different policy making strategies. Prior to attending Berkeley, Ms Gash spent several years working in Washington, DC in civil rights litigation. She received a Master's in Public Administration from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. Ms. Gash has worked as a policy consultant for US Department of Labor programs and state and local governments on a range of policy issues. Ms. Gash is a two-year recipient of the Travers Fellowship in Ethics and Politics awarded by the Institute of Governmental Studies at Berkeley.

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