Reviewing Quality of Governance: New Perspectives and Future Research

  • Adam MastersEmail author
  • Hester Paanakker
  • Leo Huberts


In the concluding chapter, the editors address the central topics of the book as well as some lessons learnt on quality of governance. Public values do matter, but how do they relate (and conflict), with many actors involved in public governance, including at street level and in public-private networks? A broad panorama of values appears to be important for the quality of governance, but the interpretation of the values differs and context is always relevant (macro, meso, and micro). Thus, the work in progress and the chapter define an agenda for future research and offers food for thought for all levels of governance.


Quality of governance Public values Governance values Research agenda 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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