Maintaining ethical cultures: Self regulation in English local government

Stephen Greasley

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The establishment of an ethical framework to govern councillor conduct has been an important and controversial aspect of local government reform in England. Both the detail of the statutory code and the associated system of enforcement have been subject to criticism. As a result of some of these problems future reform and policy is likely to rely to a greater extent on local authorities and their standards committees creating a culture of ethical governance. This paper uses evidence gathered from case studies in eight English local authorities to describe the methods they use to support cultures of ethical governance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-464
Number of pages14
JournalLocal Government Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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