An Intellectual History of Political Corruption

  • Bruce Buchan
  • Lisa Hill

Part of the Political Corruption and Governance book series (PCG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill
    Pages 1-8
  3. Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill
    Pages 9-45
  4. Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill
    Pages 99-124
  5. Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill
    Pages 125-154
  6. Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill
    Pages 155-169
  7. Bruce Buchan, Lisa Hill
    Pages 170-173
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 174-285

About this book


Few concepts have witnessed a more dramatic resurgence of interest in recent years than corruption. This book provides a compelling historical and conceptual analysis of corruption which demonstrates a persistent oscillation between restrictive 'public office' and expansive 'degenerative' connotations of corruption from classical Antiquity to 1800.


antiquity corruption eighteenth century history intellectual history Political Thought politics renaissance

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce Buchan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lisa Hill
    • 3
  1. 1.ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and SecurityGriffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesGriffith UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.University of AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political Science Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33912-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31661-5
  • About this book