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Author Schluter, William E., 1927-
Title Soft corruption : how unethical conduct undermines good government and what to do about it / William E. Schluter.
Imprint New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]

Author Schluter, William E., 1927-
Series Rivergate regionals
Rivergate regionals.
Subject Political corruption -- New Jersey.
Misconduct in office -- New Jersey.
Campaign funds -- New Jersey.
Conflict of interests -- New Jersey.
Patronage, Political -- New Jersey.
Political culture -- New Jersey.
New Jersey -- Politics and government.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages) : illustrations.
Summary New Jersey has long been a breeding ground for political corruption, much of it perfectly legal. In Soft Corruption, a former state senator recounts his fifty-year fight to expose such misconduct. William E. Schluter doesn't simply wade through New Jersey's muck, but provides concrete suggestions for how our political system might be reformed and how citizens can effect that change.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Soft corruption : the problem -- Campaign financing : how it works -- Campaign financing : the New Jersey version -- Lobbying -- Conflict of interest -- Patronage : jobs, contracts, perks -- The electoral process -- Agenda for reform -- How to achieve reform.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813586199 (electronic bk.)
0813586194 (electronic bk.)
9780813586175 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813586178 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813586182 (epub)
0813586186 (epub)
OCLC # 982958330
Additional Format Print version: Schluter, William E., 1927- Soft corruption. New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017] 9780813586175 (DLC) 2016024606 (OCoLC)958876467

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