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 Elite Deviance,9780205443987

Elite Deviance

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8th
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9780205443987

ISBN10:
0205443982
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Pub. Date:
5/17/2010 10:31:00 AM
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Elite Deviance is the only text in this area that takes a holistic view as it traces the causes of elite deviance to the structure of power and wealth in the United States. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 The Nature of Elite Deviance 1(46)
Scandal-Plagued America: The Bush Years as Metaphor
1(11)
Scandals within the Economic Sphere
9(3)
A Theory of Elite Deviance
12(21)
The U.S. Social Structure: The Power Elite
13(7)
Economy-State Linkages and the Functions of Government
20(8)
Benefits That Elites Seek from the State
28(2)
The Higher Immorality and Links between Various Kinds of Crime
30(3)
The Classification of Elite Deviance
33(5)
Acts of Economic Domination
36(1)
Crimes of Government and Governmental Control
37(1)
Elite Deviance as a Denial, of Basic Human Rights
37(1)
Conditions Leading to Elite Deviance
38(1)
Consequences of Elite Deviance
39(1)
Conclusion
40(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise 1.1
41(1)
Endnotes
41(6)
2 Elite Deviance and the Higher Immorality 47(50)
The Nature of the Higher Immorality
47(8)
Case Study: The Savings and Loan Scandal
48(7)
The Higher Immorality and the Political Economy
55(16)
Corporate Compensation: Salaries, Taxes, and Perks
55(3)
Welfare for the Well-Off: Tax Breaks
58(1)
The Asset Depletion Range
59(1)
Taxes and Multinational Corporations
60(1)
Misappropriated Charity: Foundations
60(1)
Royalties for the Rich: Subsidies
61(4)
The Creation of Crisis
65(4)
Antitrust Laws
69(2)
The Higher Immorality and Corporate Crime
71(4)
Penalties: The Double Standard
73(1)
Public Awareness
74(1)
Organized Crime and the Business Elite
75(14)
Organized Crime and Repression
75(5)
Organized Crime and Profits
80(2)
Organized Crime and the Political Elite
82(4)
The Vatican Bank Scandal
86(3)
Conclusion
89(2)
Critical Thinking Exercise 2.1
91(1)
Endnotes
91(6)
3 Corporate Deviance: Monopoly, Manipulation, and Fraud 97(35)
Costs of Corporate Crime
97(1)
Penalties for Corporate Crime
98(1)
Monopolies
99(7)
The Corporate Frankenstein
100(4)
Case Study: The Automobile Industry
104(2)
Price-Fixing
106(5)
Case Study: The Electrical Conspiracy
109(2)
Price Gouging
111(5)
Taking Advantage of the Disadvantaged
111(1)
Taking Advantage of Unusual Events
112(1)
Making Extraordinary Profits through Deception
113(3)
Deceptive Advertising
116(4)
Fraud
120(6)
Conclusion
126(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise 3.1
127(1)
Endnotes
127(5)
4 Corporate Deviance: Human Jeopardy 132(38)
Individual Jeopardy
132(22)
Unsafe Products
132(4)
Food Pollution
136(8)
The Tobacco Industry
144(4)
Dangerous Working Conditions
148(6)
Collective Jeopardy
154(10)
Wasting Resources
154(4)
Polluting the Environment
158(6)
Conclusion
164(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise 4.1
165(1)
Endnotes
166(4)
5 National Defense, Multinational Corporations, and Human Rights 170(35)
The Military-Industrial Complex
176(9)
The Defense Establishment' and Its Origins
176(5)
Consequences of Defense Policies
181(2)
The New Global Economy
183(2)
Deviance and Multinational Corporations
185(5)
Government Policy
187(1)
Dumping Toxic Waste
188(2)
Human Rights, Multinationals, and U.S. Foreign Policy
190(11)
Iran
193(2)
Latin America
195(3)
Chile
198(1)
Assessing U.S. Support
199(2)
Conclusion
201(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise 5.1
201(1)
Endnotes
202(3)
6 Political Corruption: Continuity and Change 205(38)
Money and Politics
209(20)
Purchasing Goods and Services
209(2)
Public Funds
211(1)
Public Property
212(1)
Tax Assessment and Collection
213(1)
Regulation of Commercial Activities
213(1)
Zoning and Land Use
214(1)
The Legislative Process
215(5)
Law Enforcement
220(4)
The Organization of Power
224(5)
Corruption and Power
229(9)
The Powerful Controlling the Powerless
229(4)
Election Fraud
233(1)
Unfair Campaign Conduct
234(3)
Money in Elections
237(1)
Conclusion
238(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise 6.1
239(1)
Endnotes
239(4)
7 Political Deviance 243(39)
The Corrupting Environment of Politics
248(4)
Domestic Political Deviance
252(19)
Secrecy, Lying, and Deception
252(6)
Abuse of Power by Government Agencies
258(3)
Political Prisoners
261(4)
Official Violence
265(6)
International Crimes
271(4)
U.S. Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of Other Nations
271(1)
War Crimes
272(3)
Conclusion
275(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise 7.1
276(1)
Endnotes
277(5)
8 Understanding Elite Deviance 282(32)
Why Elite Deviance?
282(1)
Elite Deviance and the Sociological Imagination: A Paradigm for Analysis
282(6)
Elite Deviance and American Values: The American Dream
283(2)
Social Structure: The Dominance of Elite Institutions
285(3)
Characteristics of Bureaucratic Structures
288(5)
Centralization of Authority
289(1)
Specialized Vocabularies and Ideologies
290(2)
Fragmentation and Routinization
292(1)
Image Construction and Inauthenticity
293(3)
Front Activities
293(1)
Elite Deviance and "Individual" Characteristics
294(2)
Organizational Conditions and the Production of Deviant Personalities
296(4)
Links between Elite Deviance and Nonelite Deviance
300(2)
Tangible Links
300(1)
Symbolic Links
301(1)
Elite Deviance and Victimization
302(3)
Constructionist and Objectivist Positions on Elite Deviance
305(3)
Conclusion
308(2)
Critical Thinking Exercise 8.1
310(1)
Endnotes
310(4)
9 The Scandalization of America
Higher Immorality in an Era of Greed
314(22)
Watergate
318(2)
Iran-Contra
320(5)
Early Involvement with Iran
321(1)
Diverting Funds to the Contras
321(1)
The Scandal: Contragate
322(1)
The Nugan-Hand Bank Affair
323(1)
The Iran-Contra Conspiracy-"Operation Polecat"
323(1)
Connections and Conspiracies
324(1)
Contragate and the Changing Nature of American Power and Corruption
325(2)
Characteristics of Contemporary Scandal
327(4)
The Study of Elite Deviance
331(1)
Conclusion
332(1)
Critical Thinking Exercise 9.1
333(1)
Endnotes
334(2)
Epilogue: Economic Democracy
A Proposal to Transform Society
336(16)
The Real Secret Government
338(1)
America's Main Drift
339(1)
The Local Community and Social Change
340(4)
Foreign Policy and Population Crisis
344(1)
Why Change Must Come
345(2)
Coda
347(1)
Endnotes
348(1)
Sources
349(3)
Publications
349(1)
Books
349(1)
Organizations
350(2)
Name Index 352(7)
Subject Index 359


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