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The Integrity of Governance

What It Is, What We Know, What Is Done, and Where to Go


Part of the IIAS Series: Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Leo Huberts
    Pages 1-13
  3. Leo Huberts
    Pages 38-65
  4. Leo Huberts
    Pages 66-78
  5. Leo Huberts, Zeger van der Wal
    Pages 79-109
  6. Leo Huberts, Karin Lasthuizen
    Pages 110-143
  7. Leo Huberts, Gjalt de Graaf
    Pages 144-166
  8. Leo Huberts, Frédérique Six, Mieke van Tankeren, André van Montfort, Hester Paanakker
    Pages 167-197
  9. Leo Huberts
    Pages 198-229
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 230-278

About this book


In the first book of its kind, Leo Huberts provides a critical synthesis of cutting-edge research on public sector integrity exploring issues such as the definition and importance of public sector integrity, the various methodological approaches to the field as well as considering the causes of for the violation of values associated with integrity.


corruption governance Institution politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationVU University AmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the authors

Zeger van der Wal, National University of Singapore Karin Lasthuizen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands Gjalt De Graaf, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands Fredérique Six, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands Mieke van Tankeren, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands André van Montfort, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands Hester Paanakker, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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This book addresses a most important, yet hardly addressed topic in the field of ethics, values and norms in governance, that is, the integrity of our elites, administrators and street level bureaucrats. For more than two decades, Leo Huberts has done in-depth investigations on this dimension of public ethics and this book is the excellent culmination thereof. Because the book addresses the definition of integrity, the causes of integrity problems and relates this to principles of governance, this book is a must-read for all scholars and students interested in understanding what causes our leaders and their staff sometimes to act differently than they are supposed to act.

Michiel S de Vries/President of IASIA, Chair in Public Administration, Radboud University Nijmegen