Ethics and Integrity of Governance
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Ethics and Integrity of Governance Perspectives Across Frontiers

Perspectives Across Frontiers

  • New Horizons in Public Policy series

Edited by Leo W.J.C. Huberts, Jeroen Maesschalk and Carole L. Jurkiewicz

This book provides critical, up-to-date reviews on the field of ethics and integrity of governance, along with fresh future perspectives. Focusing on Europe and the US, it addresses the key dimensions of public service values, the integrity and rationality of governance, ethics management, and the ethics of governance politics. In each of these four areas, leading international scholars tackle the main issues and controversies facing the world today. The final chapter synthesizes these views and provides an ambitious and critical outline for future work in the field of ethics and integrity of governance. Emanating from the much heralded ‘transatlantic dialogue’, this study integrates both the European and American perspectives into a common voice for action.
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Chapter 14: Global Perspectives on Good Governance Policies and Research

Leo W.J.C. Huberts, Jeroen Maesschalck and Carole L. Jurkiewicz

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14. Global perspectives on good governance policies and research Leo W.J.C. Huberts, Jeroen Maesschalck and Carole L. Jurkiewicz INTRODUCTION Moral challenges have confronted every society, regardless of locale or state of industrial development. Every political institution and civil society has had to contend with questions of ethicality. The failure to effectively resolve these challenges is not new. What is novel, as suggested here, is a shift in the public’s capacity and desire for scrutiny and insistence upon adherence to moral standards defined by appropriate behaviors from those holding public authority and the public trust. These individuals are being held to increasingly higher standards in the past decade and this has fueled a concomitant interest in public ethics research. This chapter will reflect on both the practice and study of ethical governance from a global perspective. The intent is to provide an overview of common dilemmas as well as a framework for continued theory development and empirical research. First, a synopsis of the scope and breadth of current research in this area will be examined along with its impact on policy development and its beneficiaries will be presented. Second, a overview of what aspects of good governance comprise the focus of current research, what areas are under-analysed, and how efforts should be directed in order to address these inadequacies in theory development. Further, this research will be examined within the context of practical application to countries experiencing a range of corruptive factors at all governmental levels;...

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