, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 317-333
Date: 27 Aug 2013

Moral Character for Political Leaders: A Normative Account

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Abstract

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.