Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflections on the Developments in the Field of Quality and Integrity of Governance

Permanent Study Group 7: Quality and Integrity of Governance
  • Michael MacaulayEmail author
  • Gjalt de Graaf
Part of the Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)


In this chapter, Macaulay and de Graaf chart the history of the EGPA Permanent Study Group Quality and Integrity of Governance from its origins, as a European equivalent to the American Society for Public Administration’s ethics chapter, to its achievements in advancing European scholarship and the field of integrity and ethics itself. The authors will show how the Permanent Study Group (PSG) has championed research throughout Europe and beyond, and will highlight the range of jurisdictions that have been represented. They also explain how the PSG has sought to expand the range of methodological perspectives (including experimental psychology, historical method, Q-methodology; and many others) used in the field. In terms of knowledge development, the PSG has led the globe in specific areas (e.g. in local integrity systems) and has been used by national and supranational institutions to forward debate in transparency, integrity and governance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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