Elite Deviance

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Celebrating its 25 th Anniversary,Elite Devianceis 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 theUnited States. Elite Devianceincludes both criminal and non-criminal elite acts that cause great harm. Unique in its scope,Elite Deviancecovers not only corporate crime and political corruption in historical and contemporary contexts, but also the relationship between the two. Numerous current examples and case studies grab studentsrs" interest and reinforce all major theoretical points in the book.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Elite Deviance
Scandal-Plagued America: The Bush Years as Metaphor A Theory of Elite Deviance
The Classification of Elite Deviance
The Conditions Leading to Elite Deviance
The Consequences of Elite Deviance
Elite Deviance and the Higher Immorality
The Nature of the Higher Immorality
Case Study: The Savings and Loan Scandal
The Higher Immorality and the Political Economy
The Higher Immorality and Corporate Crime
Organized Crime and the Business Elite
Corporate Deviance: Monopoly, Manipulation, and Fraud
The Costs of Monopolies
Price Fixing
Price Gouging
Deceptive Advertising
Corporate Deviance: Human Jeopardy
Individual Jeopardy
Collective Jeopardy
National Defense, Multinational Corporations, and Human Rights
The Military-Industrial Complex
Deviance and Multinational Corporations
Human Rights, Multinationals, and U.S
Foreign Policy.
Political Corruption: Continuity and Change
Money and Politics
Corruption and Power
Political Deviance
Domestic Political Deviance
International Crimes.
Understanding Elite Deviance
Why Elite Deviance? Elite Deviance and the Sociological Imagination: A Paradigm for Analysis Characteristics of Bureaucratic Structures
Image Construction and Inauthenticity
Organizational Conditions and the Production of Deviant Personalities
Links between Elite Deviance and Nonelite Deviance
Elite Deviance and Victimization
Constructionist and Objectivist Positions on Elite Deviance.
The Scandalization of America: The Higher Immorality in an Era of Greed
Contragate and the Changing Nature of American Power and Corruption
The Characteristics of Contemporary Scandal
The Study of Elite Deviance
Epilogue: Economic Democracy: A Proposal to Transform Society
The Real Secret Government
America's Main Drift
The Local Community and Social Change
Foreign Policy and Population Crisis
Why Change Must Come
Name Index
Subject Index
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