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Author Mancuso, Maureen,
Title The ethical world of British MPs / Maureen Mancuso.
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995.

Author Mancuso, Maureen,
Subject Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons -- Ethics.
Legislators -- Professional ethics -- Great Britain.
Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The ethical standards of the British House of Commons depend almost entirely upon the personal ethics of its individual members. Parliament expects that its members, as holders of a public trust, will be "honourable members" in both name and deed. Maureen Mancuso examines the current state of British legislative ethics and raises important theoretical questions about whether the ethical standards of an institution should be left in the hands of individual members. Based on extensive personal interviews with more than one hundred MPs, Mancuso's is the first systematic investigation of British legislative ethics. Identifying significant divergence in ethical attitudes, she 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, as well as various possibilities for reform.
Note Print version record.
Contents Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 British Legislature Ethics -- 2 A Typology of MPS -- 3 The Puritans -- 4 The Servants -- 5 The Muddlers -- 6 The Entrepreneurs -- 7 The Dynamics of Reform -- Conclusion: The View from Westminster -- Appendix: Interview Schedule -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
ISBN 9780773565159 (electronic bk.)
0773565159 (electronic bk.)
9780773512610
0773512616
OCLC # 614474661
Additional Format Print version: Mancuso, Maureen. Ethical world of British MPs. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995 (DLC) 94900910.


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