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From virtue to venality: Corruption in the city

Peter Jones


From Virtue to Venality examines the problem of corruption in British urban society and politics between 1930 and 1995. It is not a conventional study of the politics of local government since it seeks to place corruption in urban societies in a wider cultural context. It reclaims the study of corruption from political scientists and sociologists for historians but provides theoretical explanations of the causes of corruption testing them against real cases. The legacy of the municipal gospel, public service ideals and ethical principles are analysed to show how public virtues were eroded over ... More

Keywords: Corruption, graft, ethics, civil society, public service

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088728
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088728.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Jones, author