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Professional Ethics for Politicians?

Uhr, John


Democracies typically impose onerous regulation on the conduct of bureaucratic officials and remarkably light regulation of the conduct of elected officials. The traditional presumption was that politicians should be allowed to self-regulate. In many democratic regimes, politicians have shown themselves unable to carry this burden of public trust. As a result, political ethics is regulated from a perspective of public distrust, associated with fears of political corruption. Despite my personal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1016/S0732-1317(05)14011-1


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