John Kane

Professor John Kane from the School of Government and International Relations. He and Professor Haig Patapan will deliver the School's inaugural Distinguished Lecture at the Queensland Library. They have also written a book together, The Democratic Leader, to be launched in and around the same time as the lecture, and which focuses on leaders (as will the lecture).

John Kane is Professor in the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University.

He is the author of numerous articles on politics and political theory and his books include The Politics of Moral Capital (Cambridge UP, 2001) and Between Virtue and Power: The Persistent Moral Dilemma of US Foreign Policy (Yale UP, 2008).

His most recent book (co-authored with Haig Patapan) is The Democratic Leader: How Democracy Defines, Empowers and Limits its Leaders (Oxford UP, 2012).


Virtue, power: the dilemma of US foreign policy

EssayON COMING TO office in 2001, George W. Bush encapsulated his administration's intended approach to foreign policy in a seemingly bizarre conjunction of qualities: "strength and humility". Strength clearly signified a determination that America should, as Ronald Reagan said,...

Challenge and promise of e-democracy

EssayIN MAY 2001, Mark Latham, then a Labor backbencher in the Commonwealth House of Representatives, set up a website for his Werriwa constituents that he said was the first example of internet-based direct democracy. Latham argued that Australian politics...

On being Australian

GR OnlineEACH TIME I cross the Victoria Bridge at the top end of Queen Street I see, in an involuntary flash of memory, the Little Lampshade Ladies who used to stand there long ago, awash in brilliant sunlight, waiting for...

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