MBA 758 - PRINCIPLED ORGANIZATIONS:
IINTEGRATING FAITH, ETHICS AND WORK
Classic Philosophical Authors on Leadership in Politics:
Aristotle's Politics linked on line from http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/politics.html: Book I, Chapters 1 & 2 --- "Definition and Structure of the State." And Book VII, Chapters 1-3 --- "The Summum Bonum [Highest Good] for Individuals and States." [This may be a bit difficult reading but do give it a good try.]
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics linked on line from http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html: Book II --- "Moral Virtue."
Machiavelli's The Prince linked on line from http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince00.htm.
Chapter XV. "Of the Quality of Princes."
Chapter XVI. "Concerning Liberality and Meanness."
Chapter XVII. "Of Cruelty and Clemency."
Chapter XVIII. "Concerning the Way in Which Princes Should Keep Faith."
Thomas Hobbes' Social Contract Theory in Leviathan linked on line from http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/hobbes/leviathan-contents.html. Chapter XIV (about 3-4 pages). "Of the First and Second Natural Laws and of Contracts."
John Locke's "Of the Beginning of Political Societies" in Second Treatise of Civil Government linked on line from http://www.liberty1.org/2dtreat.htm Chapter 8. Numbers [not pages] 95-122."Of the Beginning of Political Societies."