Publication
Title
Mapping ethics self-regulation within political parties: Norms, oversight and enforcement
Author
Abstract
This article introduces the new Party Ethics Self-Regulation database, covering 21 indicators on ethics self-regulation organised into three categories (norms, oversight and enforcement) across 200 political parties of 25 countries available in 2020. Internal self-regulatory efforts developed by political parties have been insufficiently addressed in the literature and remain a blind spot in existing databases on political parties. Our analyses indicate that Radical Right Parties have a lower probability of adopting codes of conduct/ethics when compared to any other party family. It also reveals the strongest effect of country-level factors, with party system institutionalization, political corruption or level of democracy shaping the adoption of at least one form of ethics regulation/body. These findings are relevant because they open the debate about the possibility of incrementing ethics self-regulation within political parties through ethics-targeted public funding and raise the need for further research on the effects of such measures on the parties' ethical climate and public legitimation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Party politics. - London
Publication
London : 2023
ISSN
1354-0688
DOI
10.1177/13540688221107098
Volume/pages
29 :5 , p. 892-905
Article Reference
13540688221107098
ISI
000811597700001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 16.02.2024
Last edited 17.02.2024
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