19 May 2016
By David Whyte and David Ellis, University of Liverpool
On the eve of a major international anti-corruption summit hosted by the British government, the prime minister, David Cameron, was caught on a microphone bragging to the Queen that “we’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming”, including “Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”.
31 July 2015
By David Whyte, Professor of socio-legal studies, University of Liverpool.
If there is one thing that business organisations are particular good at, it is deceiving us into thinking that they are indispensible to a healthy and developed society. But the social contributions that businesses make are always surrounded by propaganda claims and myths that are swallowed too easily by politicians and repeated ad nauseum in the press.
6 March 2015
By Professor Steve Tombs, Open University and Professor David Whyte, Liverpool University
Steve Tombs and David Whyte analyse Richard Baker MSP’s new draft Bill for the Scottish parliament and consider whether it could be a model for reform across the UK.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (“CMCHA”), rolled out across the UK seven years ago to radically improve accountability for corporate killing, has so far failed dismally to improve accountability for deaths at work.
16 May 2012
How does the coalition continue to get away with peddling such nonsense? David Whyte and Steve Tombs explore.