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.
How corrupt is Britain?
Will McMahon, Deputy Director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, discusses the background to the event ‘Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible?’ being held on 19 June this year.
Will McMahon, Deputy Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, spoke at the launch of 'How corrupt is Britain?'. Here is the preface he wrote for the book.
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.
The themed section of this issue, How corrupt is Britain?, is guest edited by David Whyte. The articles, based on a conference held at the University of Liverpool in May 2013, include David Beetham on rethinking the concept of corruption and offering a new definition; Joanna Gilmore and Waqas Tufail exploring radical alternatives to police corruption and Steve Tombs discussing corporate theft and fraud.
Dr Jörg Wiegratz of the University of Leeds writes on why we risk becoming complacent about corruption.
David Beetham, Professor Emeritus, University of Leeds, and speaker at the recent 'How Corrupt is Britain?' conference, offers some ideas on how corruption might be defined.
Dr David Whyte, of the University of Liverpool, says we need to challenge abuses of power in politics, the police and corporate sector.