Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Political Science


Political Science, Public Administration.




This thesis is a cross-national comparison of corrupt acts by members of the executive in Canada and West Germany. The paper is divided into three distinct sections. The introduction contains a discussion of the method of study that is utilized. An analysis of the definitions of corruption that are available follows, and the definition that is used in this paper is also specified. A brief profile of the two cases selected for the thesis is also presented. The second section of this thesis presents the details of the Sinclair Stevens case in Canada and the Flick affair in West Germany. From the evidence that is available it will be explained how both cases constitute corruption as it is defined in the first section. How the cases came to be exposed by the media, the reports which initiated the legislative investigations into allegations of corruption, are also examined, followed by an investigation of public, judicial and legislative responses to the acts of corruption. In the third section the observed responses at all three levels (judicial, legislative and public) to the cases will be compared and contrasted.Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .B633. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0145. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.