Discipline: Political Science
Specialisation: Political theory, moral philosophy, leadership, US foreign policy, international affairs
Professor JOHN KANE is a member of the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University and Program Head of the Leadership and Democratic Governance Stream of the Centre of Governance and Public Policy. After gaining his doctorate, Professor Kane worked for ten years in private industry in London before taking up an academic career in Australia. He teaches and researches in political theory, leadership (with a specialisation in democratic leadership) and US foreign policy. He has been the recipient of five major ARC grants since 2005 and is currently researching national and international political leadership in the context of economic crisis and stagnation.
Key recent appointments: Visiting Professor, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; Deputy Director, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University
2007 - , Professor, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University
2010-11, Visiting Professor, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
2007-2010, Deputy Director, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University
2002, Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, Yale University
1996-7, Olmsted Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University
Australian Political Science Association;
American Political Science Association;
American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy;
- Heazle, M and Kane, J (eds) 2015, Political Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority: Knowledge and action in liberal democracies, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge-Earthscan.
- Kane, J and Patapan, H (eds) 2014, Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Kane, J and Patapan, H 2012, The Democratic Leader: How Democracy Defines, Empowers and Limits its Leaders, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Kane, J 2012, “Democracy and World Peace: The Kantian Dilemma of U.S. Foreign Policy,” Australian Journal of International Affairs 66(3): 292-312.
- Kane, J 2009, Between Virtue and Power: The Persistent Moral Dilemma of US Foreign Policy, New Haven, Yale University Press.
Email: j.kane [at] griffith.edu.au
Work Phone: (07) 3735 5325