University of Sheffield - Moats of trust

September 17, 2009

Political experts at the University of Sheffield will do their bit to restore the public's confidence in politicians. Sheffield's department of politics has been awarded a £100,000 research grant to study governance and reform in light of the recent MPs' expenses scandal. The funds from the Economic and Social Research Council will support a study of party patronage - the power of a party to appoint people to public positions. The researchers will also aim to provide the Government with a "toolkit for change" to help them win over the public.

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