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The regulation of standards in British public life: Doing the right thing?

David Hine and Gillian Peele


Integrity issues have become an important item on the British political agenda since the 1990s when ‘sleaze’ prompted John Major to set up the Committee on Standards in Public Life. The book analyses the range of ethical problems which confront the political system and the efforts to address them. It addresses the tightening of standards in response to misconduct in Parliament, in central and local government and in the devolved systems. It also addresses perennial ethical questions such as lobbying and party funding which continue to trouble the United Kingdom as they do other major democraci ... More

Keywords: Integrity issues, Corruption, Conflict of interest, Committee on Standards in public life, Regulation, Ethical risk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097133
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Hine, author
University of Oxford

Gillian Peele, author