Author: Andy Hughes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2013-11-06
Genre: Political Science
A MUST-BUY BOOK for everyone interested in history and the scandalous behaviour of politicians across the world. Andy Hughes' fascinating book guides us through centuries of political abuse - and just plain stupidity. The Profumo Affair is still shocking to modern voters, possibly because the MP actually stepped down after being caught out after sharing his mistress with a Russian spy. This Pocket Guide will expose the secret side of politics, including which politicians risked or ruined their own careers for personal gain. This gripping book includes stories include the MP who liked to party hard and be whipped even harder, the Prime Minister and his hookers, expenses claims for manure and the US President who called for all gay men to be castrated. There is definitely no shortage of scandalous behaviour. In fact, politicians have mixed scandal with eggs, adult movies, helicopters, drugs, shoes, beef burgers, public toilets, mobile phones, rape, turkeys, orgies and even ice cream. You name it and politicians have been mixed up in it somehow. It is not just today's politicians who are embroiled with scandal, as this explosive Pocket Guide to Political Scandals reveals the questionable behaviour of politicians of yesteryear and from around the world; the corruption, dishonesty and like of morals and judgement all come out in the stories in the book. As featured on BBC Three Counties Radio
Author: Robert Williams
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science
Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing is an updated and expanded edition of a valuable guide to writing for film and television. Mr. Vale takes the aspiring writer through every phase of a film's development, from the original concept to the final shooting script. Teachers of the craft as well as writers and directors have acclaimed it as one of the best books ever written on how to write a screenplay. This book combines practical advice for the aspiring or established writer with a lucid overview of the unique features of this most contemporary art form, distinguishing film and video from other media and other kinds of storytelling. It teaches the reader to think in terms of the camera and gives practical advice on the realities of filmmaking. At the same time, Vale, who began his own career as a scriptwriter for the great French director Jean Renoir, provides a solid grounding in the history of drama from the Classical Greek theater through the great cinematic works of the twentieth century. Both philosophical and pragmatic, this is a very readable book for students and active professionals who want to improve their writing skills, and for film enthusiasts interested in knowing more about what they see on the screen.Mr. Vale is that rare combination, a practitioner of great experience who can offer a lucid explanation of his craft.Eugene Vale was born in Switzerland and began his career in France in the 1930s. He was an award-winning novelist, film and TV scriptwriter and teacher, whose works include the bestselling novel The Thirteenth Apostle and the scripts for Francis of Assisi, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and The Second Face. He also worked in many other areas of the motion picture industry, including directing, producing, cutting, distribution and finance. His archives are held by Boston University and University of Southern California. Mr. Vale died in 1997, shortly after he completed the updated version of this handbook.
Author: John B. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Social Science
Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such prominence today? What are the social and political consequences of the preoccupation with political scandal in the public domain? In this major new book Thompson develops a systematic and wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon of political scandal. He shows that the rise of political scandal is linked to the changes brought about by the development of communication media, which have transformed the nature of visibility and altered the relations between public and private life. He analyses the characteristics of scandals as mediated events and he explains why mediated scandals in the political field have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Distinguishing between three basic types of political scandal, Thompson reconstructs the development of sex scandals, financial scandals and what he calls 'power scandals' in Britain and the United States, showing how scandals unfold and how they form part of distinctive political cultures of scandal. In the final chapter, Thompson develops an original theoretical account of political scandal and its consequences which highlights the connections between scandal, reputation and trust. This book is a path-breaking analysis of a troubling phenomenon which has become a central feature of public life in our societies today. It will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics, and media and cultural studies. It will also appeal to a wider readership interested in social and political issues.
Author: La Trice M. Washington
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Political Science
Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification questions whether the consequences associated with non-sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex-based political scandals in the twenty-first century. Featuring a detailed analysis of over 50 political scandals, this book examines the impact those events have on the lives of political officials, their families, and public trust. Political Scandals diminishes the typical sensationalism associated with scandal coverage and dissects what happens when human beings yield to greed, power, sex, lust, and theft in their personal and professional lives.
Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2003-12-15
Examines the actions of Boss Tweed, the powerful, influential, and corrupt public works commissioner for New York City from 1863-1871, and of the political organization that he and his associates controlled.
Author: John Garrard
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 2006-03-17
Genre: Political Science
"Primarily directed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be useful for academics with an interest in corruption and scandal. It will also be of interest to anyone concerned about an increasingly conspicuous feature of modern liberal democratic societies."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Demirhan, Kamil
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Genre: Political Science
The way in which social media is utilized has changed over the years, making it a growing forum for political discussion. Due to this, analyzing relationships between social media and politics can lead to an increased awareness of current political affairs. Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media is an essential research source for the latest information on national and international political propaganda and opinions spread by technological forums. Featuring expansive coverage on a number of relevant topics and perspectives, such as environmental justice, alternative ideology, and information and communication technologies (ICTs), this publication is ideally designed for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current research on the connection between social media and politics and its impact on modern society.
Discusses the problem of political scandals in the United States, the connection between personal morality and public leadership, President Clinton's impeachment, and reforms that might prevent political corruption.
Author: Paul Jankowski
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2007-12-30
At the end of the twentieth century France found itself in the midst of another scandalous fin de siècle, awash with rumors and revelations of wrongdoing in high places. As the millennium expired, the Republic's servants, some sitting, others retired, received much condemnation, whether welcomed or resented. When taken together, surely les affaires now approximate in political significance (if not in noise or invective) those of the Dreyfus or Panama scandals a century ago? Yet the author argues this is not so. Today, treason has vanished and is slowly giving way to a transgression different in kind, but equivalent in gravamen: the crime against humanity. Corruption is far from disappearing, yet now it inspires resignation rather than indignation - and as such, it has lost its power to scandalize. Jankowski claims that such transformations tell a tale. The state that once aspired to pre-eminence as the sole magnet of loyalty, touchstone of probity, and guarantor of right, has yielded significant ground to the individual who is now more likely to elevate his own dignity and cry scandal on his own behalf. [In these times,] Individualism is de-politicizing the group and [ultimately] diluting the mystique of France, the nation-state par excellence.
Author: David R. Dewberry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Scandals are pervasive, perplexing, and an all-too-common feature of contemporary political communication; David Dewberry explores the rhetoric of scandal from start to finish, and identifies consistent patterns in how they unfold.
Sophie ist glückliche Ehefrau des charismatischen Parlamentspolitikers James. Bis er ihr eine Affäre mit seiner Assistentin gesteht. Die ihn nun wegen Vergewaltigung verklagt. James leugnet und setzt auf die Loyalität des Premierministers, der ihm noch einen Gefallen schuldet. Staatsanwältin Kate sieht die Anklageschrift mit großem Interesse auf ihren Schreibtisch flattern. Aus Gründen, die in ihre Zeit in Oxford zurückreichen. Ein Prozess mit unerwartetem Finale stellt Loyalitäten auf den Prüfstand. Und verändert nicht nur Sophies und James' Leben ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Iskandar of Johor, Anwar Ibrahim, Abdul Taib Mahmud, Najib Razak, Raja Petra Kamarudin, Wee Meng Chee, Malaysian lock-up detainee abuse scandal, Teoh Beng Hock, Project IC, Murder of Shaariibuugiin Altantuyaa, Ahmad Ismail, Khairy Jamaluddin, Death in custody of Gunasegaran Rajasundram, Chua Soi Lek, Port Klang Free Zone, Scomi Precision Engineering nuclear scandal, Bung Mokhtar Radin, Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam Video Clip, Rafidah Aziz, Harun bin Idris, Mohammad Said bin Yusof, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Aminulrasyid Amzah, Carrian Group, Abdul Razak Baginda, Kugan Ananthan, Elizabeth Wong, Rahim Thamby Chik. Excerpt: Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Ismail Al-Khalidi (8 April 1932 - 22 January 2010) was the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Malay for Paramount Chieftain, Supreme King or High King) of Malaysia, from 26 April 1984 to 25 April 1989. He succeeded his father, Sultan Ismail, to become the 24th Sultan of Johor upon the former's death in 1981. Sultan Iskandar's reign lasted for almost 29 years until his death in January 2010, upon which he was succeeded by his oldest son, Tunku Ibrahim. As was the case with his grandfather, Sultan Ibrahim, Sultan Iskandar's independent mindset resulted in strained relations with the Malaysian federal government on numerous occasions. This was more so during his days as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, whereby a number of notable public incidents involved Sultan Iskandar. Nevertheless, Sultan Iskandar was reputed to show great concern to his subjects, and was held in high esteem by many of his subjects-particularly the Malays and Orang Aslis. Sultan Iskandar is reputed to have been a staunch disciplinarian, with willingness to occasionally voice personal opinions on governmental issues. On the personal side, subjects who have personally approached the...
Essays debate American political scandals, covering such topics as whether political corruption erodes public trust, harms political parties, or affects voter turnout, and whether legislative efforts to prevent such activities are effective.