Commentary: Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water: Building the Case for a Standards Framework in Local Government in England


  • Gary Hickey has more than a decade's experience working in the fi eld of ethics and corruption. This work includes commissioning research and ensuring effective knowledge transfer for Standards for England, regulating ethical standards in local government in England; undertaking an integrity study of the United Kingdom for Transparency International, and working as consultant for the Council of Europe on a project to promote ethics in the public sector in Turkey. E-mail:

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