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Quality of Governance: Values and Violations

  • Hester Paanakker
  • Adam MastersEmail author
  • Leo Huberts
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Abstracts

In the first chapter, the editors introduce the content and the relevance of this book to the quality of governance and why and how public values matter. Central concepts are defined, the meaning and phases of governance are addressed, including an introduction of the significant public values stemming from the literature. These values are dealt with in relation to good and bad governance in the chapters of the book: democratic legitimacy, accountability, transparency, integrity, lawfulness, effectiveness, professionalism, and robustness.

Keywords

Governance Public values Quality of governance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Social Research and MethodsAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  3. 3.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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