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A Spectacle of Corruption

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Pages : 381 pages
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Download or read book A Spectacle of Corruption PDF or another Format written by David Liss and published by Random House Incorporated. This book was released on 2004 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Realizing at the moment of his conviction for a crime he did not commit that someone is determined to see him dead and another to set him free, Benjamin Weaver works to expose a conspiracy with links to the coming election. By the author of A Conspiracy of Hope. 60,000 first printing.


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A Spectacle of Corruption

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ISBN 10 : 9781588362421
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book A Spectacle of Corruption PDF or another Format written by David Liss and published by Random House. This book was released on 2004-03-16 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist turned private investigator, returns in David Liss’s sequel to the Edgar Award–winning novel, A Conspiracy of Paper. “[A] wonderful book . . . every bit as good as [Liss’s] remarkable debut . . . easily one of the year’s best.”—The Boston Globe Moments after his conviction for a murder he did not commit, at a trial presided over by a judge determined to find him guilty, Benjamin Weaver is accosted by a stranger who cunningly slips a lockpick and a file into his hands. In an instant he understands two things: Someone wants him to hang—and another equally mysterious agent is determined to see him free. After a daring escape from eighteenth-century London’s most notorious prison, Weaver must face another challenge: to prove himself innocent when the corrupt courts have shown they care nothing for justice. Unable to show his face in public, Weaver pursues his inquiry disguised as a wealthy merchant seeking to involve himself in the contentious world of politics. Desperately navigating a labyrinth of schemers, crime lords, assassins, and spies, Weaver learns that in an election year, little is what it seems and the truth comes at a staggeringly high cost. Praise for A Spectacle of Corruption “[A] rousing sequel of historical, intellectual suspense. ”—San Antonio Express-News “Liss is a superb writer who evokes the squalor of London with Hogarthian gusto.”—People “In Benjamin Weaver, Mr. Liss has created a multifaceted character and a wonderful narrator.”—The New York Sun


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Corruption and the Secret of Law

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ISBN 10 : 9781351948340
Pages : 234 pages
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Download or read book Corruption and the Secret of Law PDF or another Format written by Gerhard Anders and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-24 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents an anthropological perspective on the hidden continuities between corruption and law. The authors argue that the two opposites, corruption and law, are inextricably linked - with the possibility of the former already inscribed into the latter. Taking a critical stance towards the normative good governance agenda spearheaded by institutions such as Transparency International and the World Bank, this volume argues that by uncritically depicting corruption as an absolute evil, these anti-corruption programs disregard the close relationship that exists between corruption and state power. Addressing various aspects of a complex and ambivalent phenomenon, Corruption and the Secret of Law draws on studies from different parts of the world including Burundi, China, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the USA and provides a valuable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers working in this area.


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Grasping Africa

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ISBN 10 : 9780857713056
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Download or read book Grasping Africa PDF or another Format written by Stephen Chan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2007-01-26 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Africa is huge, internationally vital, potentially rich and powerful yet mired in failure - political, economic, social and even cultural. Yet the story of contemporary Africa is not just one of global tragedy but also of enormous hope for the future. This stimulating and unconventional book on Africa today and its relationship with the West explores the many complex reasons behind Africa's failure to fulfil its potential - it is a continent blighted by colonialism, exploitation and the interference of great powers in the international relations of the region - and offers some genuinely original and well-argued suggestions for ways forward. Critical and objective yet involved and sympathetic, "Grasping Africa" demonstrates Stephen Chan's deep understanding of the history and politics of Africa based on his long experience of the continent in often dangerous circumstances.


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The Ethical Assassin

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ISBN 10 : 9780812974546
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Download or read book The Ethical Assassin PDF or another Format written by David Liss and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2007-01-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edgar award-winning author of the popular historical novels A Conspiracy of Paper and A Spectacle of Corruption, David Liss showcases his amazing versatility with this brilliant new tale of contemporary suspense: a literary thriller set in Florida, where killing is a matter of conscience. No one is more surprised than Lem Altick when it turns out he’s actually good at peddling encyclopedias door to door. He hates the predatory world of sales, but he needs the money to pay for college. Then things go horribly wrong. In a sweltering trailer in rural Florida, a couple whom Lem has spent hours pitching is shot dead before his eyes, and the unassuming young man is suddenly pulled into the dark world of conspiracy and murder. Not just murder: assassination– or so claims the killer, the mysterious and strangely charismatic Melford Kean, who has struck without remorse and with remarkable good cheer. But the self-styled ethical assassin hadn’t planned on a witness, and so he makes Lem a deal: Stay quiet and there will be no problems. Go to the police and take the fall. Before Lem can decide, he is drawn against his will into the realm of the assassin, a post-Marxist intellectual with whom he forms an unlikely (and perhaps unwise) friendship. The ethical assassin could be a charming sociopath, eco-activist, or vigilante for social justice. To unravel the mystery and save himself, Lem must descend deep into a bizarre world he never knew existed, where a group of desperate–and genuinely deranged–schemers have hatched a plan that will very likely keep Lem from leaving town alive. David Liss skillfully interweaves a gallery of eccentric characters with a multilayered plot characterized by its unpredictable twists and turns. The Ethical Assassin is a brilliant, darkly comic novel that will leave readers in suspense until the very last page.


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Remaking Liberalism

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ISBN 10 : 077351113X
Pages : 332 pages
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Download or read book Remaking Liberalism PDF or another Format written by Barry Glen Ferguson and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 1993 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ferguson considers the thinking of four major Canadian political economists who developed their ideas while building the discipline of political economy at Queen's University. He demonstrates that the four clearly argued on behalf of the new liberalism, emphasizing individual rights and positive government, and suggests that their ideas reveal an intellectual position which differed from the imperialist and continentalist alternatives that dominated Canadian thinking at the time. Canadian call number: C93-090262-9. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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From Bharata to India

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ISBN 10 : 9781475907681
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Download or read book From Bharata to India PDF or another Format written by M. K. Agarwal and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-06 with total page 589 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Continuing the narrative from Volume One of: From Bharata to India, this second volume spans the years from the Muslim conquests down to the present era. The Volume begins by contrasting the stifling theocracy of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism and Christianity), and of Islam, to the pristine ideation of compassion, love and universal wellbeing inherent in the Vedic world. The forced conversion of "pagan" peoples and their places of worship was consequently institutionalized by intolerance, savagery, barbarism, cruelty, and unparalleled brutality. This cultural and religious Invasion shook the very foundations of the Vedic patrimony as the native Hindus adapted Alien lifestyles where Vedic values were repackaged as European and/ or Islamic. Consequently, the modern Indians began to despise what had once been their own legacy, the Cradle of civilization, and embraced imported modes of behavior. The transformed, native polity, supported by foreign vested interests, exploited their own country even more than the alien invaders. As the Western world frees itself from the shackles of Middle Age conformism and depravity, this second volume concludes that the eternal values of Vedic Bharata are to inspire the nascent Civilization of tomorrow. Eastern introspection will replace, then, the Western tradition of a 'wholly other' divinity.


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Un Convention Against Corruption to Combat Fraud & Corruption

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ISBN 10 : 9781456796730
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Download or read book Un Convention Against Corruption to Combat Fraud & Corruption PDF or another Format written by Nihal Sri Ameresekere and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2011-09 with total page 535 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An invaluable Book dealing with United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), in force from December 2005, including its evolution, and related UN Convention Against Transnational Organize Crime. UNCAC - is an international legal instrument dealing with combating fraud, corruption and economic crime in public and private sectors, including political leaders and lackeys. Author discloses the formation of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA), in Beijing in October 2006, with Inaugural Address by Chinese President, Hu Jintao. IAACA promotes and facilitates implementation globally of UNCAC, supported by United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC). He reveals his endeavours to combat fraud, corruption and economic crime, prior to UNCAC. He demonstrates that whilst fraud and corruption, as endorsed by international research, is a major issue confronting people, how political leaders stride to power exploiting their anguish by committing to combat fraud and corruption, but once in power get bogged down in the quagmire of fraud and corruption, peddled by their lackeys, financing them. Disclosing real instances, he demonstrates how countries, having ratified UNCAC, are not honouring its obligations, but blatantly violating with impunity its obligations; he highlights dire need for international endeavour to deal with political leaders, pillaging and plundering the resources of people plunging them into abject poverty, as crimes against humanity. SAARC leaders acknowledge people in Asia are enslaved in abject poverty, and propound prosperity is not monopoly of a few, but are not committed to combat fraud and corruption. He reveals how World Bank and international agencies pontificate on combating fraud and corruption, but continue to fraternize with fraudulent and corrupt miscreants, demonstrating that mere rhetoric, only subverts UNCAC - an indispensable handbook for those combating fraud, corruption and economic crime.


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The Power of the Press

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ISBN 10 : 9780195365085
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Download or read book The Power of the Press PDF or another Format written by Thomas C. Leonard and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1986-03-20 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many books have shown that journalists have political power, but none have offered a more wide-ranging account of how they got it. The Power of the Press is a pioneering look at the birth of political journalism. Before the American Revolution, Thomas Leonard notes, the press in the colonies was a timid enterprise, poorly protected by law and shy of government. Newspapers helped make the Revolution, but they were not fully aware of the way they could fit into a democracy. It was only in the nineteenth century that journalists learned to tell the stories and supply the pictures that made politics a national preoccupation. Leonard traces the rise of political reporting through some fascinating corridors of American history: the exposes of the Revolutionary era, the "unfeeling accuracy" of Congressional reporting, the role of the New York Times and Harper's Weekly in attacking New York City's infamous Tweed Ring, and the emergence of "muckraking" at the beginning of our century. The increasing power of the press in the political arena has been a double-edged sword, Leonard argues. He shows that while political reporting nurtured the broad interest in politics that made democracy possible, this journalism became a threat to political participation.


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A Conspiracy of Paper

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ISBN 10 : 0804119120
Pages : 484 pages
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Download or read book A Conspiracy of Paper PDF or another Format written by David Liss and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2001-01-30 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and an ex-boxer, is an outsider in eighteenth-century London, tracking down debtors and felons for aristocratic clients. The son of a wealthy stock trader, he lives estranged from his family—until he is asked to investigate his father’s sudden death. Thus Weaver descends into the deceptive world of the English stock jobbers, gliding between coffee houses and gaming houses, drawing rooms and bordellos. The more Weaver uncovers, the darker the truth becomes, until he realizes that he is following too closely in his father’s footsteps—and they just might lead him to his own grave. An enthralling historical thriller, A Conspiracy of Paper will leave readers wondering just how much has changed in the stock market in the last three hundred years. . . .


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Racial Spectacles

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ISBN 10 : 9781136911255
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Download or read book Racial Spectacles PDF or another Format written by Jonathan Markovitz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Racial Spectacles: Explorations in Media, Race, and Justice examines the crucial role the media has played in circulating and shaping national dialogues about race through representations of crime and racialized violence. Jonathan Markovitz argues that mass media "racial spectacles" often work to shore up racist stereotypes, but that they also provide opportunities to challenge prevalent conceptions of race, and can be seized upon as vehicles for social protest. This book explores a series of mass media spectacles revolving around the news, prime-time television, Hollywood cinema, and the internet that have either relied upon, reconfigured, or helped to construct collective memories of race, crime, and (in)justice. The case studies explored include the Scottsboro interracial rape case of the 1930s, the Kobe Bryant rape case, the Los Angeles Police Department’s "Rampart scandal," the Abu Ghraib photographs, and a series of racist incidents at the University of California. This book will prove to be important not only for courses on race and media, but also for any reader interested in issues of the media's role in social justice.


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The Erotics of Corruption

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ISBN 10 : 9780791478202
Pages : 242 pages
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Download or read book The Erotics of Corruption PDF or another Format written by Ruth A. Miller and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2008-06-13 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period. In this provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period, Ruth A. Miller argues that narratives of political corruption rely upon an explicitly pornographic rhetoric and have been instrumental in carving out lawless or exceptional space. Drawing upon an extensive and wide-ranging literature, she examines corruption, the erotic, and legal exceptionalism as they appear in media representations of Saddam Hussein as ?corrupt leader,? nineteenth-century political cartoons, Pier Pasolini?s film Salo, Ernst Kantorowicz?s theorization of the body politic, Giorgio Agamben?s analysis of biopolitics, and Achille Mbembe?s discussion of the postcolony. Miller comments on both the erotic nature of the state of exception and colonial or postcolonial manifestations of it, and presents a new voice in ongoing conversations about law, violence, and sexuality in the contemporary world. Ruth A. Miller is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is the author of The Limits of Bodily Integrity: Abortion, Adultery, and Rape Legislation in Comparative Perspective and Legislating Authority: Sin and Crime in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey.


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The Dragon Called Corruption

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ISBN 10 : 9781312534834
Pages : 182 pages
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Download or read book The Dragon Called Corruption PDF or another Format written by David Sonye and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-10-09 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his latest book, accomplished author, humanitarian, and anthropologist David Sonye tackles the causes, effects, and practical ways of dealing with graft in Kenya.


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Last Train West

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ISBN 10 : 9783828879225
Pages : 145 pages
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Download or read book Last Train West PDF or another Format written by Jochen M. Richter and published by Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag. This book was released on 2022-07-26 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fünfzehn Jahre nach dem umstrittenen EU-Beitritt Rumäniens zieht eine Reihe von Persönlichkeiten, die die Ereignisse damals hautnah miterlebt haben, Bilanz. Ihre im Allgemeinen nüchterne Analyse wurde in jüngster Zeit durch Putins Ukraine Krieg und den wieder aufgeflammten Streit über die Bedeutung von "Einflusssphären" im 21. Jahrhundert sehr aktuell. Mit der Diskussion um die jeweilige Rolle von NATO und EU enthält dieses Buch wichtige Aussagen über den schwierigen (und potenziell spielverändernden) Kompromiss zwischen schnellem, entschlossenem Handeln und der Notwendigkeit einer gründlichen Vorbereitung. Rumänien hat "den letzten Zug" erwischt. Vielleicht muss eine neue Fahrtrichtung her.


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Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781136747083
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Download or read book Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture PDF or another Format written by Lewis Johnson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-05 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media; fantasy and identity; and the movement across and the transgression of the proprieties of boundaries and borders. The book invites the reader to read across the collection, noting differences or making connections between media and forms and between audiences, critical traditions and practitioners, with a view to developing a more informed understanding of visual culture and its modalities of mobility and fantasy as encouraged by dominant, emergent, and radical forms of visual practice.


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Television at the Movies

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ISBN 10 : 9781441179401
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Download or read book Television at the Movies PDF or another Format written by Jon Nelson Wagner and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2008-05-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The overview of television criticism, which this book provides, comes appropriately at a moment of change. Television is becoming dramatically different as a result of new and developing technologies such as cable, HDTV, satellite transmission and broadband distributions. By concentrating on the still-dominant notion of television, what the authors call "Classical Network Television," they argue that it is as important to understand this model as it is to understand Classical Hollywood Cinema. The co-authors have a unique approach to the study of television, viewing its history and reception not only through important articles about the medium, but also through analyzing how Hollywood auteur cinema has commented on television over the decades, in films such as Tootsie, Network, The Last Picture Show, A Face in the Crowd, Rollerball, The King of Comedy and others. Not only does this reflect the pervasive use of cinema theory to discuss television, it also helps to emphasize the importance of clarifying the distinctions between the criticisms of the two media. Television at the Movies argues that the study of television is a crucial aspect of understanding our recent and contemporary culture, and it provides an illuminating point of entry for students and researchers in the field.