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The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government

Daniel L. Feldman and David R. Eichenthal
Format
Book
Published
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2013]
Language
English
Series
Excelsior Editions
ISBN
9781438449296, 1438449291
Summary
"Expert advice on how any citizen may fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The watchdog
  • What is oversight?
  • Tools of the watchdog
  • Limitations on oversight
  • Congressional oversight
  • Government accountability office
  • The federal inspector general system at thirty-five
  • State legislative oversight
  • State inspectors general
  • Other elected and appointed state officials: comptrollers, auditors and attorneys general
  • Local legislative oversight
  • Local auditors and inspectors general
  • Other elected and appointed local officials
  • The role of the press
  • The role of public interest and other non-government oversight organizations
  • Conclusion.
Description
xi, 341 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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