Exemplarism, virtue, and ethical leadership in international organizations

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This chapter develops an exemplarist virtue approach to ethical leadership in international organizations. An exemplarist virtue theory of ethical leadership endorses a virtue perspective on ethical leadership that assigns a prominent role to exempla. This approach involves two central commitments about the structure of a theory of ethical leadership: first, a commitment to the view that virtues, rather than rules or consequences, are the primary concepts in a theory of ethical leadership, and second, a commitment to the claim that exempla of ethical leadership occupy a central stage within the theory. The development of an exemplarist virtue approach to ethical leadership thus draws on two main, connected, traditions of moral theory: virtue ethics and exemplarism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical Leadership in International Organizations
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Narratives, Judgment, and Assessment
EditorsGuilherme Vasconcelos Vilaça, Maria Varaki
PublisherCambrige University Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781108641715
ISBN (Print)9781108485869
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2021

Publication series

NameASIL Studies in International Legal Theory


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