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Motivating Ministers to Morality

Motivating Ministers to Morality

by Jenny Fleming, Ian Holland


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ISBN-13: 9780754622178
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Law, Ethics, and Governance Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsix
List of Abbreviationsxv
Part IMinisterial Ethics--The Problem and the Theory
1The Case for Ministerial Ethics3
2Motivating Ministers to Morality11
3'Educating Devils': Theoretical Reflections on Ethics and Governance21
Part IILessons from Westminster: Codes and Conventions
4The Role of Ministerial Responsibility in Motivating Ministers to Morality37
5Ministerial Codes, Cabinet Rules and the Power of Prime Ministers49
6Lessons from Westminster: The Scottish Executive and New Improved Codes of Conduct?61
Part IIIWalking the Tightrope: Serving the Party
7Institutional Weaknesses, Ethical Misjudgement: German Christian Democrats and the Kohl Scandal77
8Problem or Solution? The Role of Ministerial Staff91
Part IVEthical Vigilance: Watchdogs and Guard Dogs
9Honesty and Corruption in the Canadian Federal Government: Regulating Ethics107
10Integrity and Ministerial Office: The Queensland Integrity Commissioner119
11Conduct Unbecoming: Independent Commissions and Ministerial Adversaries129
12The Role of the Auditor-General in Scrutinizing Ministerial Ethics145
13Ministerial Ethics and the Media159
Part VMotivating Ministerial Behaviour
14Prior Advice is Better than Subsequent Investigation173
15Moderating Ministerial Ethics: Putting Political Ethics in its Place187
16Advancing Ministerial Ethics201

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