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dc.contributor.authorCawood, Ianen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-02T00:04:41Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-02T00:04:41Z-
dc.date.issued2020-10-08en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30220-
dc.description.abstractWhile the problem of political corruption in the mid-19 th century Britain has been much studied, the experience of corrupt behaviour in public bodies, both new and long established, is comparatively neglected. This article takes the example of one of the first inspectorates set up after the Great Reform Act, the Factory Office, to examine the extent of corrupt practices in the British civic state and the means whereby it was addressed. It examines the changing processes of appointment, discipline, promotion, the issues of remuneration and venality and the relationships between inspectors, the workers, the factory owners, the government and the wider civil service and the press and public opinion. The article argues that the changing attitudes of the inspectors, especially those of Leonard Horner, were indicative of a developing a 'public service ethos' in both bureaucratic and cultural settings and that the work of such unsung administrators was one of the agencies through which a corrupt behaviour in the civic structures of Victorian Britain was, with public support, challenged. The article concludes that the endogenous reform of bureaucratic practice achieved by the factory inspectorate may even be of equal significance as that which resulted from the celebrated Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1853.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en_UK
dc.relationCawood I (2020) Corruption and the Public Service Ethos in Mid-Victorian Administration: The Case of Leonard Horner and the Factory Office. English Historical Review. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/ceaa249en_UK
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dc.titleCorruption and the Public Service Ethos in Mid-Victorian Administration: The Case of Leonard Horner and the Factory Officeen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2022-10-09en_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[ceaa249.pdf] The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.en_UK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ehr/ceaa249en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEnglish Historical Reviewen_UK
dc.citation.issn1477-4534en_UK
dc.citation.issn0013-8266en_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.author.emailian.cawood@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date08/10/2020en_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcoming/Available Onlineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHistoryen_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1455627en_UK
dc.date.accepted2018-07-30en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-10-01en_UK
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