Moral Character for Political Leaders: A Normative Account
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- Swaine, L. Res Publica (2013) 19: 317. doi:10.1007/s11158-013-9227-5
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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.