Virginia Politics & Government in a New Century: The Price of Power

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The modern political landscape of Virginia bears little resemblance to the past. The commonwealth is a nationally influential swing state alongside stalwarts like Florida or Ohio. But with increased power comes greater scrutiny—and corruption. Governor Bob McDonnell received a jail sentence on federal corruption charges, later vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court. Corporate influence on the state legislature and other leaders resulted in numerous ethics violations. Scandal erupted at the prestigious University of Virginia when the school ousted its president amid political drama and intrigue. Author Jeff Thomas reveals the intersection of money, power and politics and the corrosive effect on government in a new era.
ISBN: 9781467137409
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 15
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jeff Thomas attended college at the Duke University School of Engineering and graduate school at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs. After college, he served as a teacher for one year through the Harvard Center for International Development's World Teach program. After graduate school, he worked in health policy in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in numerous local and national newspapers and academic journals.
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