John Kane is Professor in the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University. He gained his doctorate in political theory from the London School of Economics, and now teaches and researches in political theory, leadership and foreign policy. He has been four times visiting professor to Yale University and is author of many articles. His books include The Politics of Moral Capital (Cambridge 2001), Between Virtue and Power: The Persistent Moral Dilemma of US Foreign Policy (Yale 2008) and (with H. Patapan) The Democratic Leader: How Democracy Defines, Empowers and Limits its Leaders (Oxford 2012)His edited collections include (with H. Patapan) Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies (OUP 2014) and (with M. Heazle) Political Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority: Knowledge and action in liberal democracies (Routledge-Earthscan 2015).

Research expertise

  • Political theory
  • Democratic studies
  • Moral philosophy
  • Political leadership

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