- Title Pages
- Part One Setting the Scene
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Why the Growing Concern About Corruption?
- 3 The Politics of Anticorruption
- 4 What Is Corruption?
- Part Two Drivers of Change
- 5 Evolution of Transparency International
- 6 The United States
- 7 Bribing Foreign Officials
- 8 The UN Convention Against Corruption
- Part Three Pervasive Trouble Spots
- 9 Finance and the “Shadow Economy”
- 10 Extractive Industries
- 11 Infrastructure and Construction
- 12 Aeronautics and Defense
- 13 The Art Market
- 14 The Pharmaceutical Industry
- 15 Sports Governing Bodies
- 16 Development Assistance
- Part Four Criminal Law and other Forms of Regulation
- 17 Strengths and Limitations of Criminal Law
- 18 Beyond Criminal Law
- Part Five Private Sector Responses
- 19 Private Sector Response to Corruption
- 20 Collective Action
- Part Six Moving Forward
- 21 What Have We Achieved?
- 22 Globalization and Digital Revolution
- 23 Different Strategies for Different Countries
The United States
The United States
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Campaign Financing
- (p.69) 6 The United States
- Confronting Corruption
- Oxford University Press
Corruption has been a persistent issue in American history. This chapter begins with a discussion of the colonial period, in which gifts from the British Crown played an important role, so that corruption was debated heavily when the US Constitution was being enacted. The chapter then moves further forward in history to discuss the Yazoo land rights controversy, and the role of bribery and other corruption in construction of the Panama Canal. It ends with the Watergate scandal, enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and involvement with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Citizens United case.
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