Most research on public values is quantitative in nature and focuses exclusively on public managers. By adding the politician to the equation we improve our understanding of how public values are enacted in real life and set the tone for a more inclusive research agenda on public values.
The author is grateful to the Netherlands Institute of Government; without its support, this study would not have been possible. In addition, the author is indebted to all of the respondents who participated in the study.
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