Leadership and ethics

Jacqueline Anne Boaks

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Leadership is one of the most discussed terms of our times, yet relatively little has been written on it that examines the topic in an intellectually critical and robust manner.
This thesis examines fundamental questions about the nature of leadership from a range of philosophical perspectives. It also considers the reasons, if any, to think that there is a connection between leadership and ethics. The nature of leadership is examined through the lens or classical philosophers (Plato. Aristotle. Machiavelli); contemporary leadership literature: political philosophy; and virtue ethics. I then offer an original theory of leadership that answers the key questions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date14 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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