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    • Bribery

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    • Conflict of interest

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    • Electoral fraud

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    • Ethically disputed political practices

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    • Gerrymandering

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    • Political corruption in India

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    • Judicial misconduct

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    • Lobbying

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    • People acquitted of corruption

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    • Political corruption in the United States

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    • Politicians convicted of corruption

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    • Political scandals

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    • Voter suppression

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    • Political corruption

    • Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under color of law or involves trading in influence. Forms of corruption vary, but in ... Read »


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    • 2015 Cash For Vote Scam

    • The 2015 cash-for-votes scam was a South Indian political scandal, the second scandal of its kind since the 2008 North Indian cash-for-votes scandal. The 2015 political scandal started off when the Telugu Desam Party Leaders of Telangana state were caught in a video footage, aired in the media, offering bribes to a nom ... Read »


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    • Abuse of authority

    • According to Professor Lance Omar Lamar Abuse of authority, in the form of political corruption, is the use of legislated or otherwise authorized powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brut ... Read »


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    • Accountability

    • In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private (corporate) and individual contexts. In leadership roles, accountab ... Read »


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    • Accountability in the European Union

    • As with all public budgets, the EU's budget is also at risk of maladministration. Every year, the Court of Auditors reports on the management of the budget. The introduction of transparency and a double-entry book-keeping system is likely to improve budget management. In order to strengthen the means of fraud preventi ... Read »


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    • Accounting scandals

    • Accounting scandals are political or business scandals which arise with the disclosure of financial misdeeds by trusted executives of corporations or governments. Such misdeeds typically involve complex methods for misusing or misdirecting funds, overstating revenues, understating expenses, overstating the value of cor ... Read »


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    • Afghan presidential election, 2009

    • Afghan presidential election, 2009

      Hamid KarzaiIndependent Hamid KarzaiIndependent Presidential elections were held in Afghanistan on 20 August 2009. The election resulted in victory for incumbent Hamid Karzai, who won 49.67% of the vote, while his main rival Abdullah Abdullah finished second with 30.59% of the vote. The election was characterized by ... Read »


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    • Anti-corruption agency

    • An Anti-corruption agency is a special police agency specialised in fighting corruption. Most are founded by statute, but some have a constitutional status. ... Read »


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    • Commission on Combating Corruption

    • The Anticorruption Commission of Azerbaijan Republic

      The Anticorruption Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Korrupsiyaya Qarşı Mübarizə üzrə Komissiyası) is set up according to the article 4.2 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on "Fight Against Corruption" and functions as a specialized ag ... Read »


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    • Marta Andreasen

    • Marta Andreasen

      Marta Andreasen (born 26 November 1954) is an Argentine-born Spanish accountant, employed in January 2002 by the European Commission as Chief Accountant, and notable for raising concerns about flaws in the commission's accounting system which she felt left the commission vulnerable to potential fraud. Elected as a Memb ... Read »


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    • Astroturfing

    • Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by a grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations credibility by ... Read »


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    • Michael Bailey (businessman)

    • Michael Bailey was the Chief Executive Officer of the Compass Group, a British food service company in the FTSE 100 Index. He stepped down on 31 May 2006. Michael Bailey joined the Compass Group in 1993, after living at his house in Kelowna as a Group Development Director. Bailey became one of the UK’s highest-pa ... Read »


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    • Banana republic

    • Banana republic or banana state is a political science term used originally for politically unstable countries in Latin America whose economies are largely dependent on exporting a limited-resource product, e.g. bananas. It typically has stratified social classes, including a large, impoverished working class and a rul ... Read »


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    • Bankocracy

    • Bankocracy (from the English word bank and Ancient Greek κράτος - kratos, "power, rule") or trapezocracy (from Greek τράπεζα - trapeza, "bank") is a polemic term referring to the excessive power or influence of banks on public policy-making. It can also refer to a form of governme ... Read »


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    • BC Legislature Raids

    • The BC Legislature Raids (also known as Railgate after Watergate) resulted from search warrants executed on the Legislature of British Columbia, Canada, in 2003 and has become a collective term for the associated criminal proceedings and ensuant controversies. Hearings began in BC Supreme Court in April 2007. The proce ... Read »


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    • Black Bond

    • In 1772, three Stirling burgh councillors signed a secret agreement to run the affairs of the town to their own advantage. This private pact to advance their own power and finance came to be known as the Black Bond. The discovery of the agreement led to the burgh being put under the supervision of a central government ... Read »


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    • Branch stacking

    • Branch stacking is a term used in Australian politics to describe the act of recruiting or signing up members for a local branch of a political party for the principal purpose of influencing the outcome of internal preselections of candidates for public office, or to inordinately influence policy of the party. Allegati ... Read »


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    • Bribery

    • Bribery is the act of giving money, goods or other forms of recompense to a recipient in exchange for an alteration of their behavior (to the benefit/interest of the giver) that the recipient would otherwise not alter. Bribery is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any ... Read »


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    • Caleb J. McNulty

    • Caleb Jefferson McNulty (December, 1816—July 12, 1846) was an American lawyer, newspaper editor and politician. Active in the Democratic Party, he became Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives; while serving in this post he was alleged to have embezzled congressional funds; some charges were subsequently dismi ... Read »


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    • Luis René Canaán


    • Clientelism

    • Clientelism is the exchange of goods and services for political support, often involving an implicit or explicit quid-pro-quo. It is a political system at the heart of which is an asymmetric relationship between groups of political actors described as patrons and clients and political parties. Richard Graham has define ... Read »


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    • Comprehensive annual financial report

    • A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a set of U.S. government financial statements comprising the financial report of a state, municipal or other governmental entity that complies with the accounting requirements promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). GASB provides standards for ... Read »


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    • Conflict of interest

    • A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple , financial or otherwise, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation or decision-making of that individual or organization. The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriet ... Read »


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    • Corruption

    • Corruption is a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement, though it may also involve practices that are legal in many countries.Government, or 'political', corru ... Read »


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    • Corruption in local government

    • Because there are many factors that can lead to corruption in local government it is hard to study corruption patterns empirically, but recently, improved research strategies and information sources have made such studies better. There are several types of political corruption that occur in local government. Some ... Read »


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    • Crony capitalism

    • Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism. Crony cap ... Read »


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    • Crony-capitalism index

    • The crony-capitalism index aims to indicate whether the livelihood of the people from certain country or city with a capitalist economy are easily affected by crony capitalism. It is not an internationally recognized index due to its limitations. It is a new measurement of crony capitalism designed by The Economist ne ... Read »


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    • Deep state in the United States

    • Some writers, journalists, political scientists and political activists in the United States have for decades expressed concerns about the existence of a deep state or state within a state, which they suspect exerts influence and control over public policy, regardless of which political party controls the country's dem ... Read »


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    • Frank Donner

    • Frank Donner (November 25, 1911 – June 10, 1993) was a civil liberties lawyer, author and the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Project on Political Surveillance. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Donner earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin and a law degr ... Read »


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    • Electoral reform in the United States

    • Electoral reform in the United States refers to efforts to change American elections and the electoral system used in the United States. Most elections in the U.S. select one person; elections with multiple candidates selected by proportional representation are relatively rare. Typical examples include the U.S. House ... Read »


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    • Elite capture

    • Elite capture is a process whereby resources transferred designated for the benefit of the larger population are usurped by a few individuals of superior status–be it economic, political, educational, ethnic, or otherwise. Individuals or groups take advantage of government programs aimed at distributing resources ... Read »


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    • European Court of Auditors

    • Court of Auditors

      The Court of Auditors (European Court of Auditors, ECA) (French: Cour des comptes européenne) is the fifth institution of the European Union (EU). It was established in 1975 in Luxembourg. The Court of Auditors was created by the 1975 Budgetary Treaty and was formally established on 18 October 1977, holding its ... Read »


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    • Filibuster in the United States Senate

    • A filibuster in the United States Senate is a dilatory or obstructive tactic used in the United States Senate to prevent a measure from being brought to a vote. The most common form of filibuster occurs when a senator attempts to delay or block a vote on a bill by extending debate on the measure. The Senate rules permi ... Read »


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    • Financial irregularities during the Manuel Zelaya administration

    • Alleged Financial irregularities during the Manuel Zelaya administration received attention of many Hondurans. In late 2008, Zelaya went as far as refusing to send Congress a budget, claiming that it was impossible to come up with numbers, even though the constitution required the president to provide budget. The alleg ... Read »


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    • Follow the money

    • Follow the money is a catchprase popularized by the 1976 drama-documentary motion picture All The President's Men. Follow the Money may also refer to: ... Read »


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    • Alberto Fujimori

    • Alberto Fujimori

      Alberto Kenya Fujimori Fujimori (Spanish: [alˈberto fuxiˈmoɾi] or [fuʝiˈmoɾi]; Japanese: [ɸɯʥiꜜmoɺi] or [ɸɯʥiꜜmoɾi]; Japanese: 藤森アルベルト, translit. Fujimori Aruberuto; born 28 July 1938) is a former Peruvian politician. He was ... Read »


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    • Gaming the system

    • Gaming the system (also referred to as gaming the rules, bending the rules, abusing the system, cheating the system, milking the system, playing the system, or working the system) can be defined as using the rules and procedures meant to protect a system in order, instead, to manipulate the system for a desired outcome ... Read »


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    • Gerrymandering

    • In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander (/ˈdʒɛriˌmændər/); however, that word can also refer to the proc ... Read »


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    • Global Corruption Report

    • The Global Corruption Report is one of Transparency International's flagship publications, bringing together experts from all over the world to discuss and analyze corruption in a specific sector. Most recent reports have focused on corruption in climate change, the private sector, water and the judiciary. In 2013, it ... Read »


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    • Graft (politics)

    • Graft, as understood in American English, is a form of political corruption, being the unscrupulous use of a politician's authority for personal gain. The term has its origins in the medical procedure whereby tissue is removed from one location and attached to another for which it was not originally intended. Similarly ... Read »


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    • GSIS-Meralco bribery case

    • GSIS-Meralco bribery case

      The GSIS-Meralco bribery case is a political controversy and pending legal case being heard by the Supreme Court of the Philippines. This complex case began with a complaint filed by the Philippines' Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines (SEC) question ... Read »


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    • Gulargate

    • Gulargate was a 2012–2013 political corruption scandal in Azerbaijan involving civil servants and government officials of various levels, serving in positions as high as the National Assembly of Azerbaijan and the Presidential Administration. It flared up on 25 September 2012 after Azerbaijani lawyer and former un ... Read »


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    • Frank Hague

    • Frank Hague

      Frank Hague, Jr. Frank Hague (January 17, 1876 – January 1, 1956) was an American Democratic Party politician who served as the mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey from 1917 to 1947, Democratic National Committeeman from New Jersey from 1922 until 1949, and Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 192 ... Read »


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    • Hong Kong LegCo candidates' disqualification controversy


    • Ibrahim Index of African Governance

    • Established in 2007, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in African countries. Compiled by combining over 100 variables from more than 30 independent African and global institutions, the IIAG is the most comprehensive collection of data on African go ... Read »


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    • Influence peddling

    • Influence peddling is the illegal practice of using one's influence in government or connections with persons in authority to obtain favours or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment. Also called traffic of influence or trading in influence. In fact, influence peddling is not necessarily ille ... Read »


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    • The International Resource Privilege

    • The International Resource Privilege is the power to transfer ownership or freely dispose of the natural resources of a country by the authority that countries give to the current leadership or government of that country. The resource privilege exists regardless of how the rulers came to power. While bribery is often ... Read »


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    • Vladimir Kuznetsov (diplomat)

    • Vladimir Kuznetsov (born 1957) is a former Russian diplomat who was the head of the United Nations Committee for Administrative and Budgetary Issues. He also served as a diplomat for the Russian Mission. In March 2007, he was convicted in New York City of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. In October o ... Read »


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    • Rita Lavelle

    • Rita Marie Lavelle (born 1946) is a United States and California State Republican political figure. In 1984, Lavelle was convicted on federal charges of perjury related to an investigation into misuse of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's "Superfund" money during her tenure with the agency, and irregul ... Read »


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    • Legal plunder

    • Legal plunder, is the act of appropriating, under the laws, the property of others. This was coined by Frédéric Bastiat, most famously in his book The Law, though it has become a concept in libertarian thought, since, and has been used similarly by others, including Daniel Lord Smail. Today it is the appropriati ... Read »


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    • Lemon socialism

    • Lemon socialism is a pejorative term for a form of government intervention in which government subsidies go to weak or failing firms, often with the intent of preventing further, systemic damage to what might otherwise be considered a free marketplace. These subsidies can even take the form of a full or partial bail-ou ... Read »


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    • List of corporate collapses and scandals

    • A corporate collapse typically involves the insolvency or bankruptcy of a major business enterprise. A corporate scandal involves alleged or actual unethical behavior by people acting within or on behalf of a corporation. Many recent corporate collapses and scandals have involved false or inappropriate accounting of so ... Read »


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    • List of impeached Nigerian state governors

    • Nigeria is a country organized into 36 state, and a Federal territory (FCT). Each state is governed by a Governor who is elected for a four-year term through an election process by an independent body known as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), while the FCT is administered by a Minister appointed by the ... Read »


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    • Lowry Tapes

    • The Lowry Tapes refers to a 2013 scandal in Ireland involving the Tipperary North TD Michael Lowry, formerly a Fine Gael government minister. They feature a telephone conversation between Lowry and the land agent Kevin Phelan. The conversation featured foul language and reference to an undeclared payment of €250,0 ... Read »


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    • Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

    • Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

      Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield PC FRS (23 July 1666 – 28 April 1732) was an English Whig politician. He was born in Staffordshire, the son of Thomas Parker, an attorney at Leek. He was educated at Adams' Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was married to Janet Carrier, whose sister was ... Read »


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    • Mafia state

    • A mafia state is a state system where the government is tied with organized crime, including when government officials, police, and/or military take part in illicit enterprises. The term mafia is a reference to any organized crime groups strongly connected with the authorities. According to the critics of the mafia st ... Read »


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    • Mani pulite

    • Mani pulite (pronounced [ˈmaːni puˈliːte], Italian for "clean hands") was a nationwide judicial investigation into political corruption in Italy held in the 1990s. Mani pulite led to the demise of the so-called "First Republic", resulting in the disappearance of many political parties. Some politicians a ... Read »


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    • Hans-Peter Martin

    • Hans-Peter Martin (born August 11, 1957) is an Austrian journalist and politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1999. Born in Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Martin worked for the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. As a freelance writer, he has written and co-authored several popular books, amo ... Read »


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    • Mobutu Sese Seko

    • Mobutu Sese Seko

      Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga (/məˈbuːtuː ˈsɛseɪ ˈsɛkoʊ/; 14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997), born Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, was the military dictator and President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which Mobutu renamed Zaire in 1971) from 1965 to 1997. He also s ... Read »


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    • Murder of Robert Ross

    • In Troy, New York, on March 6, 1894 during an election riot between pollwatchers and operatives of the local Democratic political ward boss who were engaged in repeat voting, a young poll watcher, Robert Ross, was shot and killed. His brother, William, was also shot but survived. Bartholomew Shea and John McGough were ... Read »


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    • Naked official

    • Naked official (Chinese: ; pinyin: luǒ guān) refers to Communist Party of China officials who stay in mainland China while their wives and children reside abroad. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has reported that from the beginning of reform and opening in 1978 to 2003 about 4,000 corrupt officials left China, t ... Read »


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    • Nepotism

    • Nepotism is favoritism granted to relatives. The term originated with the assignment of nephews to important positions by Catholic popes and bishops. Nepotism can occur in various fields including politics, entertainment, business, sports, and religion. The term comes from Italian word nepotismo, which is based on ... Read »


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    • Thomas Noe

    • Thomas W. Noe (July 1954–) is an Ohio Republican party fundraiser and activist, guilty of money laundering for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign and of theft and corruption in the "Coingate scandal". A longtime resident of Toledo, Ohio, Noe is a former member of the Ohio government in the United States and has had an ... Read »


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    • Oligarchy

    • Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning "few", and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning "to rule or to command") is a form of power structure in which power actually rests with a small number of people. These people might be disti ... Read »


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    • George Washington Olvany

    • Judge George Washington Olvany (June 20, 1876 – October 15, 1952) was a New York General Sessions Court judge, the deputy New York City Fire Commissioner, and the leader of Tammany Hall. He was born on June 20, 1876. He replaced Charles Francis Murphy in 1924 as the leader of Tammany Hall. He resigned from Tamman ... Read »


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    • Patrimonialism

    • Patrimonialism is a form of governance in which all power flows directly from the leader. This constitutes essentially the blending of the public and private sector. These regimes are or oligarchic and exclude the upper and middle classes from power. The leaders of these countries typically enjoy absolute personal pow ... Read »


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    • Permanent fund

    • In the United States, a permanent fund is one of the five governmental fund types established by GAAP. It is classified as a restricted true endowment fund for governments and non-profit organizations. Put simply, a permanent fund may be used to generate and disburse money to those entitled to receive payments by quali ... Read »


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    • Perverse incentive

    • A perverse incentive is an incentive that has an unintended and undesirable result which is contrary to the interests of the incentive makers. Perverse incentives are a type of negative unintended consequence or cobra effect. ... Read »


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    • Pharmaceutical lobby

    • The pharmaceutical lobby refers to the representatives of large pharmaceutical and biomedicine companies who seek to influence governments, the media and other institutions in favour of the pharmaceutical industry and its products. The top twenty pharmaceutical companies and their two trade groups, Pharmaceutical ... Read »


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    • Augusto Pinochet

    • Augusto Pinochet

      Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (Spanish pronunciation: [auˈɣusto pinoˈ(t)ʃe] or [-ˈ(t)ʃet]; 25 November 1915 – 10 December 2006) was a Chilean general, politician and the military ruler of Chile between 1973 and 1990; he remained the Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army until 1998. ... Read »


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    • Paweł Piskorski


    • Political machine

    • A political machine is a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses (usually campaign workers), who receive rewards for their efforts. The machine's power is based on the ability of the workers to get out the vote for their candidate ... Read »


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    • Political terror scale

    • Political Terror Scale is a yearly measure of state inflicted political terror. It was developed in the early 1980s by researchers at Purdue University and is currently managed by Mark Gibney of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The Political Terror Scale is a yearly measure of terror inflicted upon a ... Read »


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    • Prebendalism

    • Prebendalism refers to political systems where elected officials, and government workers feel they have a right to a share of government revenues, and use them to benefit their supporters, co-religionists and members of their ethnic group. The Catholic Encyclopedia defines a prebend as the "right of member of chap ... Read »


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    • Public Official A

    • "Public Official A" is a high-ranking public official alleged to be involved in political corruption during United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation of corruption in the State of Illinois. The identity of Public Official A has not been officially released and the official has not been indicted, but a j ... Read »


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    • Regulatory capture

    • Regulatory capture is a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. When regulatory capture occurs, the interes ... Read »


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    • Rent-seeking

    • In economics and in public-choice theory, rent-seeking involves seeking to increase one's share of existing wealth without creating new wealth. Rent-seeking results in reduced economic efficiency through poor allocation of resources, reduced actual wealth creation, lost government revenue, increased income inequality, ... Read »


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    • Restitution of Illicit Assets Act

    • The Restitution of Illicit Assets Act (French: Loi sur la restitution des avoirs illicites, German: Gesetz über die Rückerstattung unrechtmässig erworbener Vermögenswerte, Italian: Legge federale sulla restituzione dei valori patrimoniali di provenienza illecita), also known as the Federal Act on the Restit ... Read »


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    • Revolving door (politics)

    • In politics, the "revolving door" is a movement of personnel between roles as legislators and regulators and the industries affected by the legislation and regulation. In some cases, the roles are performed in sequence but in certain circumstances may be performed at the same time. Political analysts claim that an unh ... Read »


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    • Sabah Foundation

    • Sabah Foundation
      (Yayasan Sabah Group (YSG))

      The Sabah Foundation (Malay: Yayasan Sabah) or Yayasan Sabah Group (YSG) is a state sanctioned organisation that was developed to promote educational and economic opportunities for its people. It was founded by Tun Mustapha Harun and manages a diverse portfolio of resources and issues. The Kota Kinabalu-based thin ... Read »


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    • San Francisco graft trials

    • The San Francisco graft trials were a series of attempts from 1905 to 1908 to prosecute members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Mayor Eugene Schmitz, attorney Abe Ruef, who were receiving bribes, and business owners who were paying the bribes. Political boss and attorney Ruef was at the center ... Read »


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    • Santer Commission

    • The Santer Commission was the European Commission in office between 23 January 1995 and 15 March 1999. The administration was led by Jacques Santer (former Prime Minister of Luxembourg). The body had 20 members and oversaw the introduction of the euro. It was cut short when the Commission became the first to resign en ... Read »


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    • Single Audit

    • In the United States, the Single Audit, also known as the OMB A-133 audit, is a rigorous, organization-wide audit or examination of an entity that expends $750,000 or more of Federal assistance (commonly known as Federal funds, Federal grants, or Federal awards) received for its operations. Usually performed annually, ... Read »


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    • Sidney Stanley

    • Sidney (or Sydney) Stanley (né Solomon Wulkan, alias Solomon Koszyski, alias Stanley Rechtand, later Schlomo ben Chaim) (1899/1905 – 1969) was a Polish émigré to the UK who became a dubious businessman of precarious ethics before claiming to be a contact man, able to influence politicians and civil servan ... Read »


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    • State capture

    • State capture is a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests significantly influence a state's decision-making processes to their own advantage. The term 'state capture' was first used by the World Bank (c 2000) to describe the situation in central Asian countries making the transition from Sovi ... Read »


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    • State within a state

    • State within a state is a political situation in a country when an internal organ ("deep state"), such as the armed forces and civilian authorities (intelligence agencies, police, administrative agencies and branches of governmental bureaucracy), does not respond to the civilian political leadership. Although the state ... Read »


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    • Straw donor

    • A straw donor is a person who illegally uses another person's money to make a political contribution in their own name. In the United States, making a political contribution in another person's name is illegal, as is agreeing to be the named donor with someone else's money. For example, a straw donor may contribute to ... Read »


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    • Timothy Sullivan

    • Timothy Sullivan

      Timothy Daniel Sullivan (July 23, 1862 – August 31, 1913) was a New York politician who controlled Manhattan's Bowery and Lower East Side districts as a prominent leader within Tammany Hall. He was euphemistically known as "Dry Dollar", as the "Big Feller", and, later, as "Big Tim" (because of his physical stature ... Read »


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    • Treating

    • Treating, in law, is the act of serving food, drink, and other refreshments to influence people for political gain. In various countries, treating is considered a form of corruption, and is illegal as such. Treating, in a social context, came about with the birth of leisure time in the late nineteenth century. Young w ... Read »


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    • Johnny Ray Turner

    • Johnny Ray Turner is a Democratic member of the Kentucky Senate, representing the 29th District since 2000. He is currently Minority Caucus Chair. In April 2007, Turner was sentenced to three months home detention and one year of probation for "non-willful" vote buying. ... Read »


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    • Ukrainian presidential election, 2004

    • Ukrainian presidential election, 2004

      Leonid KuchmaNonpartisan Viktor YushchenkoNonpartisan The Ukrainian presidential election, 2004 was held on October 31, November 21 and December 26, 2004. The election was the fourth presidential election to take place in Ukraine following independence from the Soviet Union. The last stages of the election were con ... Read »


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    • Voter suppression

    • Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from voting. It is distinguished from political campaigning in that campaigning attempts to change likely voting behavior by changing the opinions of potential voters through persuasion and organization. Voter s ... Read »


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