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Prof Robert Williams, J.P., B.A., M.Phil. (Nottingham)

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Professor of Politics (retired). Taught previously at York University, the University of Western Ontario, the Australian National University and Lewis and Clark College. British Academy Fellow, Harvard University 1977; Australian Studies Fellow, Flinders University 1984; visiting Fellow, Griffith University 1990.

Research Interests

  • Political corruption, public ethics and political scandal
  • US Politics, especially the presidency and public policy making


Books: authored

  • Williams RJ (2000). Party Finance and Political Corruption. London: Macmillan.
  • Williams RJ (1998). Political Scandals in the USA. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Journal papers: academic

  • Williams RJ (1999). Democracy, Development and Anti-Corruption Strategies: Learning from the Australian Experience. Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 37(3): 135-148.
  • Williams RJ (1999). New Concepts for Old? Third World Quarterly 20(3): 503-513.

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Ethics: ethics in public life
  • Ethics: politics &``sleaze''
  • International: Politics, institutions & law: American politics
  • International: Politics, institutions & law: political corruption/organised crime
  • International: Politics, institutions & law: political scandal/ethics
  • Americas: United States
  • Modern History: Rest of the World: public policy, United States
  • Crime: political corruption/organised crime (USA & worldwide)
  • Crime: political scandal/ethics
  • Government: public policy, United States
  • Government: political corruption
  • Government: Labour Party
  • Government: political scandal/ethics