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Political philosophy and business ethics


Neesham, C and Macklin, R, Political philosophy and business ethics, Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics, Springer International Publishing AG, DC Poff and AC Michalos (ed), United States, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-3-319-23514-1 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23514-1_174-1


In this discussion, we consider political philosophy as a branch of philosophy studying the way human communities and societies create and maintain various forms of governance for the good of constituent individuals and groups. Governance as a system of conducting the affairs of the polis, i.e., the participating community of citizens, is the basis of society’s political life. Hence, political philosophy is the practice of thinking reflectively about the nature of governance, political institutions, and power, understood as a constitutive factor in the relationship between governing and being governed.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:business ethics, governance, normative ethics, political science, political theory, professional ethics
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Corporate governance
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Macklin, R (Dr Rob Macklin)
ID Code:123906
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2018-02-01
Last Modified:2018-02-01

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