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All Fall Down by Matthew Condon

By Matthew Condon

Carrying on with on from the bestselling precise crime tales Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers, All Fall Down follows Terry Lewis as he turns into police commissioner and the period of corruption on the optimum degrees of the police and executive is going on. because the Queensland police develop into extra hooked up with their corrupt colleagues in Sydney, the period of heavy medications and crime additionally starts. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, of the unique “crooked kings,” develop into extra enmeshed with “The Joke” that is run by means of bagman Jack Herbert. All Fall Down introduces new characters, extra outstanding habit open air the legislations by means of the legislation, and alongside how it charts the meteoric upward push of police commissioner Terry Lewis. yet with the coming of the Fitzgerald Inquiry within the past due Eighties, many will fall—and it’s no longer consistently the folks who should still. once more award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has drawn from extraordinary entry to Terry Lewis, in addition to hundreds of thousands of interviews with key avid gamers and conspirators to craft the definitive account of the rise—and staggering fall—of one guy, a complete kingdom, and over a iteration of corruption.

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The senior police authorities themselves were strikingly competent, educated and dedicated officials. 10 Other observers also frequently commented upon the orderly, structured and largely contented populations of the German states at this time, and recognized the dedication and sense of purpose of the officials who in many cases had made their countries pioneers of social legislation. Fosdick, however, was also concerned with the other side of the coin. He found many examples of continuing authoritarianism and the arbitrary use of police powers both in the German states and in Austria-Hungary.

In many regimes it had authority to call for reports from other branches of the administration, and such reporting was often regarded as part of normal official duties. The overriding mission of the political police was to be constantly in a position to warn the government of the day of activities which were prejudi. cial to the safety of the state. Inevitably it collected information which was politically useful to the government or to individual ministers or officials, and its directors became powerful if shadowy figures.

Public administration, therefore, did not exist simply to provide welfare and protective services to the public, but to serve the ends of the almost metaphysically defined state itself. French jurists proposed a fundamentally different doctrine. They argued, first" that the sovereign was the nation, and not the state, least of all some mystical entity which could only be defined in a circular way. The sovereign nation delegated its powers to its representatives, the governors of the country. The inevitable corollary to this argument was that the representatives of the nation, the politicians, acquired a primacy over the administration and the executive totally unknown in Germany or Austria-Hungary.

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