Half-full or half-empty? The past, present and future of British public sector ethics

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58394
Title:
Half-full or half-empty? The past, present and future of British public sector ethics
Authors:
Doig, A. (Alan)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School.
Citation:
Doig, A. (2006) 'Half-full or half-empty? The past, present and future of British public sector ethics', Public Money and Management, 26 (1), pp.15-22.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Public Money and Management
Issue Date:
Jan-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58394
DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-9302.2005.00496.x
Abstract:
UK politics and the public sector have in recent years been the subject of inquiries and reviews into standards of conduct and the rules and procedures that regulate the conduct of public business in terms of impartiality and probity. The first major inquiry was held in 1976 and the second, the Committee on Standards in Public Life, in 1995. The latter has also been subject to self-assessments of progress. This article considers the inquiries’ major themes and their various recommendations. The author asks whether or not these build on existing standards or seek to address their erosion — a crucial dimension to the impact and effectiveness of reforms both now and in the future. In other words, is the ethical reservoir from which public life has drawn its standards half-full and being replenished or half-empty and slowly leaking away?
Type:
Article
Keywords:
public sector; ethics; UK
ISSN:
0954-0962
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/01/2010]
Citation Count:
1 [Scopus, 11/01/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDoig, A. (Alan)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:50:56Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:50:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006-01-
dc.identifier.citationPublic Money and Management; 26 (1): 15-22-
dc.identifier.issn0954-0962-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9302.2005.00496.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58394-
dc.description.abstractUK politics and the public sector have in recent years been the subject of inquiries and reviews into standards of conduct and the rules and procedures that regulate the conduct of public business in terms of impartiality and probity. The first major inquiry was held in 1976 and the second, the Committee on Standards in Public Life, in 1995. The latter has also been subject to self-assessments of progress. This article considers the inquiries’ major themes and their various recommendations. The author asks whether or not these build on existing standards or seek to address their erosion — a crucial dimension to the impact and effectiveness of reforms both now and in the future. In other words, is the ethical reservoir from which public life has drawn its standards half-full and being replenished or half-empty and slowly leaking away?-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 26/01/2010]-
dc.subjectpublic sector-
dc.subjectethics-
dc.subjectUK-
dc.titleHalf-full or half-empty? The past, present and future of British public sector ethics-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School.-
dc.identifier.journalPublic Money and Management-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount1 [Scopus, 11/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardDoig, A. (2006) 'Half-full or half-empty? The past, present and future of British public sector ethics', Public Money and Management, 26 (1), pp.15-22.-
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