Article Title

Public Integrity Networks

Type of Work

Article

Date

10-2010

Journal Title

Public Integrity

Journal ISSN

1099-9922

Journal Volume

12

Journal Issue

4

First Page

325

Last Page

344

DOI

10.2753/PIN1099-9922120403

Abstract

This article demonstrates a positive relationship between the extent and sustainability of public integrity networks and the quality and honesty of governance. It creates a typology of network connections between inspectors general and other law enforcement and civil society organizations, particularly the media. Data are drawn from in-depth interviews and structural examinations of the offices of ten inspectors general in the United States. Network analysis allow an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the inspectional offices included in the study.

Hamilton Areas of Study

Government, Public Policy