Changing the standards? Assessing the impact of the Committee for Standards in Public Life on local government in England 

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58423
Title:
Changing the standards? Assessing the impact of the Committee for Standards in Public Life on local government in England 
Authors:
Macaulay, M. (Michael); Lawton, A. L. (Alan)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School. Centre for Public Services Management; University of Birmingham. School of Public Policy.
Citation:
Macaulay, M. and Lawton, A. L. (2006) 'Changing the standards? Assessing the impact of the Committee for Standards in Public Life on local government in England', Parliamentary Affairs, 59 (3), pp.474-490.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Parliamentary Affairs
Issue Date:
15-Jun-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58423
DOI:
10.1093/pa/gsl034
Abstract:
This article looks at the impact of the reforms in English local government following the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s third report in 1997, which were enshrined in the Local Government Act 2000 and have become known as the ethical framework for local government. It will look at the extent to which these reforms were part of New Labour’s modernization agenda for local government and investigate what problems they were intended to solve. It will then look at how the three major pillars of the ethical framework – the Code of Conduct, local standards committees and the Standards Board for England – have developed and identify issues that each of the pillars needs to address. In so doing the article will focus on the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s latest report (2005), which revisits the ethical framework in local government, and assess how it perceives the impact of its earlier recommendations.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
ethical framework; Committee for Standards in Public Life; local government; government reform; standards; New Labour
ISSN:
0031-2290
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 1/12/09]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 1/12/2009]

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dc.contributor.authorMacaulay, M. (Michael)-
dc.contributor.authorLawton, A. L. (Alan)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:51:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:51:42Z-
dc.date.issued2006-06-15-
dc.identifier.citationParliamentary Affairs; 59 (3): 474-490-
dc.identifier.issn0031-2290-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/pa/gsl034-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58423-
dc.description.abstractThis article looks at the impact of the reforms in English local government following the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s third report in 1997, which were enshrined in the Local Government Act 2000 and have become known as the ethical framework for local government. It will look at the extent to which these reforms were part of New Labour’s modernization agenda for local government and investigate what problems they were intended to solve. It will then look at how the three major pillars of the ethical framework – the Code of Conduct, local standards committees and the Standards Board for England – have developed and identify issues that each of the pillars needs to address. In so doing the article will focus on the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s latest report (2005), which revisits the ethical framework in local government, and assess how it perceives the impact of its earlier recommendations.-
dc.publisherOxford University Press-
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 1/12/09]-
dc.subjectethical framework-
dc.subjectCommittee for Standards in Public Life-
dc.subjectlocal government-
dc.subjectgovernment reform-
dc.subjectstandards-
dc.subjectNew Labour-
dc.titleChanging the standards? Assessing the impact of the Committee for Standards in Public Life on local government in England -
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School. Centre for Public Services Management; University of Birmingham. School of Public Policy.-
dc.identifier.journalParliamentary Affairs-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 1/12/2009]-
or.citation.harvardMacaulay, M. and Lawton, A. L. (2006) 'Changing the standards? Assessing the impact of the Committee for Standards in Public Life on local government in England', Parliamentary Affairs, 59 (3), pp.474-490.-
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