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  1. The Self-Serving Nature of Cook County Township Governments

    ... The problem is summed up professionally in the abstract to a paper published last year. It's called Township Government: Essential or ... Institute of Metropolitan Affairs Regionalism Project. The paper was given at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  2. ERC Releases Report:

    ... the document: Note that they have removed the link to the paper. It may be elsewhere... [quote=The Ethics Resource Center (See: )]"This paper responds to a problem expressed by many professionals tasked with leading ...

    donmc - 2015-05-15 14:06 - 0 comments

  3. An Aussie Editorial on Insider Lobbyists

    ... Saturday in the Canberra Times by Jack Waterford, the paper's editor-at-large. With a title you'd never see in an American paper — Weaning Players Off the Public Teat — Waterford takes a very frank ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  4. Lessig on the Effects of Elected Officials' Dependency Problem

    ... of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, came to government ethics in an interesting fashion. As a ... our country, but rather that there are ordinary people working in an institution corrupted in such a way that a great deal of what ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  5. Local Government Sunshine Reform

    ... in terms of place (who can go to city hall during working hours?) and time to prepare for a meeting, but completely ignores ... , an independent citizens' sunshine committee spent years working on a sunshine ordinance , without any council input. In frustration ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  6. A Call for Academics to Provide Assistance to Government Ethics Programs

    ... even radical statement. In fact, I have written a paper, which is to be published in the next issue of the journal Public ... in state and local government ethics reform. In my paper, I provide several reasons why such involvement has been so rare and ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  7. Ethics in Congress I - Institutional Corruption (Summer Reading)

    ... Despite the book's title, Thompson (a professor at Harvard) has a great deal to say about government ethics that is equally ... project at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, which Thompson helped found. The Center's director, Lawrence Lessig, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  8. Not Engaging in Our Fathers' Misconduct

    ... book, How Fathers Care for the Next Generation (Harvard Univ. Press). Snarey's study shows that some men replicate the ... used against them in the past, but they worked, and working is what counts, especially since all that intimidation, demand ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  9. Citizens' Views of Ethics Reform in Jacksonville

    ... Carla Miller, is the city's ethics officer. She has been working hard to ensure that the city's ethics commission is given ... accomplish anything of significance. We existed only on paper. Having served on Florida Bar grievance committees and the Florida ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  10. Outside Auditors and Local Government Ethics

    ... in one of the four Connecticut cities asked for all working documents relating to the relevant audits of its city. The auditing firm said that working documents are not the property of the client, but of the firm. Local ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments