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The policy developments culminating in the creation of a self-regulatory body for charity fundraising for England, Scotland and Wales are explored. Underpinned by literature on regulation, the paper identifies policy chronology and processes leading to the establishment of a 'Fundraising...
There has been an increasing emphasis on community engagement in the design and delivery of Government policies aimed at improving the conditions in Britain's most disadvantaged areas. Expecting communities to participate in decision-making and to work in partnership with statutory and private...
This article considers Adam Smith's notion of self-love and its role within market contexts. Consideration then moves to how that notion has become equated with selfishness and the implications of this development in a context where economic activity is portrayed as apolitical and amoral. The...
Housing associations provide an example of the non-profit sector taking a major role in public service provision. This article tracks the implications for public accountability of their growth over the past 25 years to become the main providers of social housing. It uses the concept of...
The Local Government Act 2000 established a new set of political arrangements across England and Wales which included, for the first time, a distinct, separate overview and scrutiny function with the statutory duty to 'hold the executive to account'. This paper will explore the potential and...
Self-regulation has long been a defining characteristic of the regulation of professional activities in the UK. In this paper, I suggest that recent developments, including increased lay participation in professional regulation, the creation of new state regulatory structures, the transformation...
In their book on corporate governance, Lorsch and McIver (1989) document that board members said they felt confident in their ability to question the CEO of their organisation about matters of concern. Yet in their observed performance, board members rarely did this. If board members raised...
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