The British public hold strong views on the revolving door between business and government, David Ellis and David Whyte reveal
The Centre's latest briefing, on the revolving door between government and the private sector, is covered in this morning's i newspaper.
In this Briefing, Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte reveal the results of a survey that finds widespread public disquiet at collusive relationships between government and big business.
The British public wants a ban on ‘revolving door’ appointments, where former ministers and civil servants join private companies they have worked closely with while in government. The findings come in a new briefing published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The briefing, called Redefining Corruption, also finds that the public disapprove of the common practice of accountancy firms advising government on tax policies, only to use the insider information gained to help corporate clients avoid paying tax.
There is an accountability gap at the heart of major British institutions, according to a new report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies today. The report, Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible?, includes contributions from a number of key activists engaged in holding institutions to account, such as Suresh Grover and Tony Bunyan.
On 19 June 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool co-hosted the conference Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible?
This publication presents edited transcripts of the speeches given to the conference. Each contribution has been edited for fluency, so some asides and digressions have been omitted.
In June 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies co-hosted the 'Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible?' conference in London.
As part of the build up to our 19 June 'Accountability' event Professor David Whyte asks you to imagine there was a popular movement to wipe out inequality and corruption in business, politics and the police in a major city in Europe.
Dr David Whyte of the University of Liverpool brings together a wide range of leading commentators and campaigners, offering a series of troubling answers, in his forthcoming book to be released on 20 March 2015 and published by Pluto Press.
Here's a selection of the best stuff we've read this month written by academics:
An entire virtual issue of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice on the theme of 'Crimes of the powerful', featuring articles by Steve Tombs and David Whyte.