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A Manifesto for Ombudsman Reform

Editors: Kirkham, Richard, Gill, Chris (Eds.)

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  • Seeks to influence the legislative debate around ombudsman reform
  • Draws on the contributions from a workshop in Sheffield
  • Outlines the design of ombudsman that could be established
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This book seeks to persuade policy-makers and legislators of the need for legislative reform of the ombudsman sector, and to evidence the ways in which such reformative legislation can be designed. In pursuing this goal, this edited collection represents an academic response to a challenge laid down by the current Parliamentary Ombudsman in February 2018, at a JUSTICE event. It draws on the original research of the authors and bases its proposals for reform on a fundamental re-assessment of the focus and purpose of ombudsman systems. A Manifesto for Ombudsman Reform deals with key, recurring controversies in ombudsman scholarship, including the role that the ombudsman should be fulfilling, the procedures it should employ, the powers that are necessary for effectiveness, and the means of ensuring both freedom of operation and accountability. It will inform academic and policy debates about the future of the ombudsman institution in the UK and its analysis should be of interest to academics and policy-makers in other jurisdictions.

About the authors

Richard Kirkham is Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Chris Gill is Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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“Since the first ombudsman reached our shores in 1967, ombudsmen have proliferated and proved popular and successful. From time to time, ombudsmen have popped up in private and public contexts - we cannot talk of a public ombudsman system. A draft Public Ombudsmen Bill which was on the table was crowded out by Brexit. Back to the drawing board. The editors and authors of the present book advocate deeper and more systematic change. All have studied ombudsmen over many years and all who read this scholarly book will agree that no one is better qualified. Roll on reform, please!” (Professor Carol Harlow, London School of Economics, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Manifesto for Ombudsman Reform
Editors
  • Richard Kirkham
  • Chris Gill
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40612-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40612-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40611-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 163
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