Motivating Ministers to Morality

The aim of this volume is to encourage a broader understanding of issues relating to political morality, ethical reform and scandal at the highest levels of government. The papers were first aired at a conference held at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia in October 2000. The book discusses the most prominent subjects - and occasional victims - of the ethics debate: government ministers. Exploring institutional reforms around the world that target ministerial morality, it asks: how are these reforms influencing the motivation and conduct of the most powerful of our politicians? The book provides insights into ministerial behaviour and the changing role of institutions in influencing the ethics of the executive, with analyses from around the world.