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Performance assessment in Europe
(Edward Elgar, 2015)
The manner by which students are assessed is a central factor in determining the nature of their learning experience. Over the last two decades there has been a gradual shift in the engagement of the Political Science ...
The meaning of corruption: testing the coherence and adequacy of corruption definitions
(Taylor and Francis, 2017-11-29)
Corruption is one of the most important issues facing the world today, yet despite its importance there remains significant confusion about exactly what corruption is. A multitude of definitions have been advanced, but ...
Public Attitudes towards Standards and the Role of Rule Design: Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Committee on Standards (COC0001)
(House of Commons, 2016-12)
Politicians and the government have traditionally been viewed with suspicion by members of the public. Moreover, many members of the public believe that standards of conduct by those in public life are poor. However, ...
Brexit, Trump and Post-Truth Politics
‘Post-truth politics’ emerged as an enduring theme of 2016; particularly following the Brexit referendum in the UK and the electoral college victory of Donald Trump in the US. Concern about post-truth politics has led some ...
Corruption and the Problem of Perception
Several of the most widely cited measure of corruption are based, at least in part, upon perceptions of corruption. This has some advantages, not least because perceptions are potentially more sensitive to facts on the ...
How Might Reform of the Political System Appeal to Discontented Citizens?
In Britain, levels of political trust have declined, stimulating policy makers to explore ways of appealing to discontented citizens. One such initiative involves reform of the political system. Yet this raises the question ...
Curbing Corruption or Promoting Integrity? Probing the Hidden Conceptual Challenge
For decades corruption has been the primary means through which we have understood unethical behaviour in public life. This has resulted in a helpful focus upon eliminating the worst behaviours from public life. Nonetheless, ...
"Close but no Cigar": the Measurement of Corruption
(Cambridge University Press, 2014-04-09)
The financial cost of corruption has recently been estimated at more than 5 per cent of global GDP. Yet, despite the widespread agreement that corruption is one of the most pressing policy challenges facing world leaders, ...
Intermediation and representation in Latin America: actors and roles beyond elections.
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
Agenda Setting and Democratic Innovation: The Case of the Sustainable Communities Act (2007)
This article suggests that a common feature among democratic innovations is the lack of an agenda setting function. First, it argues that a lack of control over their own agendas opens democratic innovations to manipulation ...