Ethics and Integrity

  • Michael MacaulayEmail author


The last decade has borne witness to an extensive European contribution to the field of ethics and integrity in public administration from theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives. This chapter begins by distinguishing two broad directions of travel—contributions from Europe and contributions about Europe—before highlighting what was initially identified as the baseline for European research on ethics and integrity. It will then briefly survey the empirical work that has been conducted, and also the conceptual contributions that have been made. In particular, it will look at the European trend to look at integrity from a system level—national, local and organisational. This chapter will conclude with some suggestions about future directions in the field, and gaps that still need to be more deeply addressed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of GovernmentVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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