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    Corruption : a short history / Carlo Alberto Brioschi ; translation by Antony Shugaar.
    by Brioschi, Carlo Alberto, author.
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    Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2017.
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  • Political corruption -- History.
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    9780815727910 (paperback) :
    0815727917 (paperback)
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    vi, 263 pages ; 19 cm
    Contents: 
    Introduction: If Julius Caesar is a thief -- The gift in antiquity -- Democracy and decadence -- Bribes in ancient Rome -- The feces of the Devil -- Corruption in power -- Philosophy of corruption -- A pragmatic approach to corruption -- The American dream of purity -- Restoration and decadence -- Parts in the play -- The great dictatorships -- Beyond the age of innocence -- Expansion of the realm of corruption -- Corrupt finance : the great market collapses -- Conclusion
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    "From ancient times to modern, corruption has been ingrained in human society and is still a powerful issue in the contemporary world. In Corruption: A Short History, Carlo Brioschi provides a thorough and entertaining look at how corruption was born and has evolved over time, without ever being stamped out. He examines corruption through politics and history-from Babylon to modern-day U.S. organized crime and the great market collapses-and concludes with reflections on the moral perception of corruption and its dangers for democracy"--
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