Ethical World of British MPs

Ethical World of British MPs

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  • Author: Maureen Mancuso
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773565159
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 248

Based on extensive personal interviews with more than one hundred MPs, Mancuso's is the first investigation of British legislative ethics to take a systematic approach. She identifies significant divergence in ethical attitudes and divides MPs into four types: the Puritans, who stake out the moral high ground; the Servants, who conform to the traditional ideal of the MP as public-spirited constituency advocate; the Muddlers, who are not bothered by personal conflicts of interest; and the Entrepreneurs, who use their position to achieve any end not explicitly prohibited. The implications of this unexpectedly diverse ethical ecosystem are explored along with various possibilities for reform. All those interested in the British Parliament and parliamentarians will find this book, with its unique insights into Westminster, essential reading.


Ethical World of British MPs

Ethical World of British MPs

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  • Author: Maureen Mancuso
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 9780773512610
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 238

A much longer treatment than many would have thought possible of the ethical standards of members of the British Parliament. Based on personal interviews with over 100 MPs, finds four ethical types: puritans who stake out moral territory, servants who advocate for their constituency, muddlers who do not care, and entrepreneurs who use their position for any personal gain not explicitly prohibited. Muses over whether the situation should or could be changed. Canadian call number: C94-900910-5. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The Ethical Standards of Indonesian Legislators and Prospects for a Code of Conduct

The Ethical Standards of Indonesian Legislators and Prospects for a Code of Conduct

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  • Author: Riccardo Pelizzo
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 22


The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs’ Expenses Scandal

The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs’ Expenses Scandal

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  • Author: J. VanHeerde-Hudson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137034556
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 221

This study examines the evolution and political consequences of the 2009 British MPs' expenses scandal. Despite claims of a revolution in British politics, we show how the expenses scandal had a limited, short-term impact.


Corruption and Legislatures

Corruption and Legislatures

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  • Author: Riccardo Pelizzo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317913167
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 122

This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be aware of. These include the importance of broad-based coalitions to fight corruption and networking at the country, regional and global level, the importance – and difficulties – of establishing parliamentary codes of ethics/conduct, legislative oversight tools and mechanisms, and regional/international conventions against corruption. Attention will also be given to parliaments and anti-money laundering. Corruption and Legislatures presents a non-technical review of contemporary issues and recent developments in curbing corruption, and concludes with practical advice as to what can be done to ensure more effective parliamentary involvement in curbing corruption.


Parliamentary Socialisation

Parliamentary Socialisation

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  • Author: M. Rush
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230316859
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 266

This first book-length study of the socialisation of MPs uses questionnaire data gathered over two Parliaments (1992-97 and 1997-2001) to find out how MPs learn about, and what their attitudes are towards, their role as a Member of Parliament. It analyzes their participation in debates, the use of Parliamentary Questions and committee work.


Ethics and Integrity in British Politics

Ethics and Integrity in British Politics

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  • Author: Nicholas Allen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107050502
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 241

Drawing on original data, this book is the first account of popular understandings of political ethics in contemporary British politics.


The operation of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

The operation of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

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  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee on Members' Expenses
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215039972
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 143

operation of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 : First report of session 2010-12, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence


The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868

The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868

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  • Author: Michael Rush
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191588636
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 264

This wide-ranging study, by one of the UK's leading scholars of British politics, presents a fascinating picture of the role of the MP during the last 150 years. The author examines the various roles of Members of Parliament since the middle of last century. Backbench MPs have three major roles-a partisan role, a constituency role, and a scrutiny role. They increasingly expect and are expected to support their parties; to help constituents with individual problems and look after their collective interests; and they are expected to keep a check on the government and its policies. These roles existed 150 years ago, but the balance between them has changed. The partisan role now dominates at Westminster, the constituency role has expanded beyond all recognition, and the scrutiny role is widely seen as the poor relation. Moreover, while constituency work has been virtually hived-off as a non-partisan role, the conflict between the partisan and the scrutiny role creates a dilemma at the heart of parliamentary government.


Ethics and Political Practice

Ethics and Political Practice

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  • Author: Noel Preston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134647956
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 272

Scrutinizing the practice of legislators and politicians from an ethical perspective, this work looks closely at various methods to facilitate ethical conduct.