The Limits of Rule Governance
Corruption is now routinely seen as universally harmful, and has significantly moved up the agenda as a challenge for public policy. Given the putative negative consequences of corruption, it is understandable that governors wish to reduce - or eradicate - corruption. However, attempts to regulate corruption have often been based on passing formal rules to curb 'bad behaviour'. While this may be effective in stopping specific instances of corruption, it remains a problematic means through which to support integrity more widely since it fails to create a broader ethical climate.
Citation : Heywood, P. M., and Rose, J. (2015) The Limits of Rule Governance. In: Alan Lawton, Zeger van der Wal and Leo Huberts (Eds.) Ethics in public policy and management: A global research companion. Routledge, pp. 181-196
ISBN : 9780415725286
Research Institute : Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC)