David Whyte

David Whyte

David Whyte
David Whyte

David Whyte

David Whyte is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool. He has written several books on health and safety law for the IER

British people on corruption in their own country: it’s far from squeaky clean

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”.

Don’t believe the (business) hype

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.

Corporate Homicide Bill

Steve Tombs
Steve Tombs
David Whyte
David Whyte

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.

It has taken the sale of horse-burgers at Tescos to at last hear some good sense from Labour on the question of business regulation.

23 January 2013

By David Whyte

The foundations of today's deregulation nightmare were laid by Labour

Regulation Races to the Bottom

David Whyte and Steve Tombs: Image courtesy of unionsafety.eu
David Whyte and Steve Tombs: Image courtesy of unionsafety.eu

16 May 2012

How does the coalition continue to get away with peddling such nonsense? David Whyte and Steve Tombs explore.

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