Presidential Ethics and the Ethics of the Presidency

@article{Gilman1995PresidentialEA,
  title={Presidential Ethics and the Ethics of the Presidency},
  author={Stuart C. Gilman},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={537},
  pages={58 - 75}
}
  • S. Gilman
  • Published 1 January 1995
  • Political Science
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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