The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Moral Character for Political Leaders

A Normative Account
Faculty Scholarship
November 01, 2013
Lucas
Swaine
Department of Government

Executive Summary

Res Publica 19(4):317-333

Author(s): Lucas Swaine

This article analyzes the moral and political implications of strong moral character for political action. The treatment provides reason to hold that strong moral character should play a role in a robust normative account of political leadership. The case is supported by empirical findings on character dispositions and the political viability of the account’s normative prescriptions.

 

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Rockefeller Center Faculty Grant Proposal: "Personal Autonomy, Political Philosophy, and Democracy"

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