chapter  7
14 Pages

The Future of Public Integrity

ByStaffan Andersson, Frank Anechiarico

This chapter summarizes the main points of the book and the ideas and concepts we have used to build the argument that corruption serves as a point of entry for understanding the quality of democracy and challenges to good governance. The chapter revisits findings about the lack of inclusivity as a key factor in what we label governance corruption and for understanding dysfunctional politics in general. The chapter also explains how organizational pathologies cause governance corruption and that the way that corruption is defined and measured determines how it is fought. Moreover, case studies explored in the book are revisited to explain the theoretical and practical significance of each case. Finally, the chapter is concerned with the broader applicability of our theoretical and practical conclusions to an alternative, cooperative model of public ethics management.