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The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  title={The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act},
  author={M. Koehler},
  journal={Political Institutions: Bureaucracies & Public Administration eJournal},
  • M. Koehler
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Political Institutions: Bureaucracies & Public Administration eJournal
  • In the mid-1970s, Congress journeyed into uncharted territory. After more than two years of investigation, deliberation, and consideration, what emerged in 1977 was the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a pioneering statute and the first law in the world governing domestic business conduct with foreign government officials in foreign markets. This Article weaves together information and events scattered in the FCPA’s voluminous legislative record to tell the FCPA’s story through original… CONTINUE READING
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