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Depending on how they are appointed, State Ethics Commissions can be vulnerable to political influence from elected officials.

Rauh, Jonathan (2015) Depending on how they are appointed, State Ethics Commissions can be vulnerable to political influence from elected officials. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (31 Mar 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo caused controversy by shutting down the Moreland Commission, which had been set up to investigate alleged ethical and legal violations by the state’s politicians. But what governs how much control politicians can have over ethics commissions? In new research which examines the perceived autonomy of state ethics commissions, Jonathan Rauh finds that commissions with more financial and personnel capacity are more independent. Even more important, though, is the power that elected officials have over commissioners’ appointment authority, and which branch – the executive or the legislature- wields that authority.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 14:44
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61651

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