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The following readings are recommended for students interested in exploring the topics of this Module in more detail, and for lecturers teaching the Module:

  • de Graaf, Gjalt, Leo Huberts and Remco Smulders (2014). Coping with public value conflicts. Administration and Society, vol. 48, No. 9 (April).  » A scholarly article that explains everyday value conflicts in public organizations and the mechanisms used in the public sector for dealing with these conflicts.
  • Huberts, Leo (2014). The Integrity of Governance. What It Is, What We Know, What Is Done, and Where to Go. Baskingstoke: Plagrave Macmillan.  » The book offers an overview of the integrity approach, its instruments and their implementation practices. It offers a comprehensive discussion of integrity management strategies.
  • Huberts, Leo and Alain Hoekstra, eds. (2016). Integrity Management in the Public Sector: The Dutch Approach . The Hague: Dutch National Integrity Office.  » This book is an overview of the history and actual condition of the Dutch integrity approach, one of the best practices of the field of integrity management. Especially useful are the case studies on integrity management systems in Chapters 8-12.
  • Jørgensen, Torben Beck and Ditte-Lene Sørensen (2013). Codes of good governance: national or global public values? Public Integrity, vol. 15, No. 1 (Winter), pp. 71-95.  » This article offers a comparative analysis of codes of ethics. It analyses the text of national codes from different countries and public service domains and illustrates the nature and extent of diversity among national codes.
  • Integrity Action (2015). Live and Work with Integrity: You Can Do It!  London: Integrity Action.  » Integrity Action is an international NGO that focuses on initiating social processes to curb corruption. The publication addresses the role of integrity in mitigating corruption in the public sector and the role of different stakeholders in the process. It has a good balance of cases from different regions.
  • OECD (2009). Towards a Sound Integrity Framework: Instruments, Processes, Structures and Conditions for Implementation . Paris: OECD.  » The publication offers a comprehensive framework for integrity management in public organizations. It argues for a systemic approach and the alignment of rule- and value-based instruments in public organizations. It was written with a corruption prevention focus. The content goes much beyond the need of an introductory course but the publication can be a useful resource for lecturers who wish to have a deeper understanding of public integrity management.
  • Sampford, Charles, Rodnes Smith and A.J. Brown (2005). From Greek temple to bird's nest: towards a theory of coherence and mutual accountability for national integrity systems. Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 64, No. 2 (June), pp.96-108.  » Besides explaining integrity systems, the article presents metaphors for integrity management. These metaphors can help lecturers explain how the different components of integrity systems can interrelate with positive effect and, in most cases, make lasting imprints in students.
  • Sandel, Michael, J. (2009). Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  » The book introduces readers into thinking about public morality and moral reflection through the analysis of contested public issues and ethical dilemma situations. It shows what sophisticated moral reflection and reasoned debate could bring to public life.
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