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  • The Development Of The Muckraking Movement
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    Muckrakers were early twentieth-century reformers whose 1 mission was to look for and uncover political and business corruption. The term muckraker, which referred to the 'man with a muckrake' in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, was first used in a pejorative sense by Theodore Roosevelt, whose opinion of the muckrakers was that they were biased and overreacting. The movement began about 1902 and died down by 1917. Despite its brief duration, however, it had a significant impact on the political...
  • Pakistan's Elite
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    Pakistan Steve OlkerCore 132 Pakistan is a country that, since its creation, has been rooted in turmoil. The recent years are no exception to this. Since 1988, power has been divided among the president, the prime minister and the military. Tensions between the three, however, have led to eight changes of government and three elections. No elected leader has ever completed a full term in office. BenazirBhutto, who was dismissed by the president in August 1990 after only twenty-one months in offi...
  • First Sign Of Corruption In The Commission
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    Abstract: The Corruption Scandal of the European Commission and its possible effects on the institutional balance and the question of legitimacy I. Defining Corruption The first chapter is an attempt to define corruption. It is important to divide overlapping and complicated terms such as corruption, scandal and fraud. Corruption is defined as an illegal transaction, where both actors benefit from their special position in the market or the government. Scandal is the public reaction to allegatio...
  • Political Lies
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    John Jackson 11/18/99 Who Wants Controversy Let's Talk Politics And Why It's All Bad. Politicians are all noble. There is no corruption in modern politics. The American system of government is a smooth, efficient machine that runs without flaws. Now do I have your attention These are some ideas that politicians would love for us to believe. However, let's examine the facts, shall we In our perusal of political corruption and fallacy, we shall cover three topics. Lies, leeches, and losers. The fi...
  • Political Corruption
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    Petty is defined as something having little importance. The act of being petty could be described as making a big deal out of a matter that contains little importance. The idea of pettiness is discussed as well as corruption in political situations through out the selections of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. The majority of these issues are unveiled in the form of symbolism, and can also be inferred as having similar meaning pertaining to issues today. Pettiness is shown through out the Li...
  • First Conviction Of Loren Maltese
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    Many people, especially those who rarely partake in politics, are unaware of the problems concerning corruption in many government positions. In analyzing articles gathered from the Chicago Tribune, there are a wide variety of issues covered relating to political corruption including local city government, issues across the country, and also throughout the world as well. The emphasis will be on Betty Loren-Maltese, the Cicero town president who has recently been convicted on several accounts of ...
  • Privatisation And Corruption Russia
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    Russia, how corruption impeded privatisation INTRODUCTION In 1992, privatisation in Russia started. The euphoria of the reform to a market economy was fast damped by the proofs of corruption, in particular, corruption by a specific elite, the Oligarchs. This corruption impeded privatisation and up to now economic transformation has been counteracted by the Oligarchs. In this paper I will discuss some causes of corruption and I want to underline the power and the influence of the Oligarchs. In th...

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