L'économie morale des élites dirigeantes


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The small world of elites seems to be full of "black sheep", politicians, and business leaders who no longer shrink from casting aside shared norms regarding probity. Whether Cahuzac, Fillon, Sarkozy, Gosn, or Tapie, it seems never a week goes by without our leaders being in the spotlight, with the scandals of their legal wrangling feeding the idea that they are “all rotten”. According to Pierre Lascoumes, there are structural factors that explain the perpetuation of transgression among the elites. On the one hand, because they are in power they profess the importance of general principles applied to those they govern; but on the other, they are in control of exemptions and derogations (arbitration, Cour de justice de la République, etc.) that they themselves established to protect their interests and positions. A vast repertoire of justification allows them to relativise their infractions where necessary, shrugging off their responsibilities, and casting intentional wrongdoing as simple mistakes. All of this is reinforced by the weakness of institutional sanctions, particularly legal sanctions.


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Pierre Lascoumes,
Collection
Essai
Language
French
Publisher Category
> Political Science > French Politics
Publisher Category
> Political Science > Political Life
Publisher Category
> Political Science
Publisher Category
> Politics
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE > POL017000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
BIC subject category (UK)
JP Politics & government > JPZ Political corruption
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
17 February 2022
Type of Work
Monograph
Includes
Index, Bibliography

Paperback


Product Detail
1
ISBN-13
9782724638257
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Extent
Main content page count : 240, Front matter page count (Roman) : 240
Code
9782724638257
Dimensions
12.5 x 19 cm
Weight
300 grams
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction

I. L'autorégulation des politiques

II. L'autorégulation économique

III. Rhétorique des justifications

IV. Échapper aux sanctions

Conclusion

Annexe