Leadership, care and (in)justice

Tomkins, Leah (2020). Leadership, care and (in)justice. In: Tomkins, Leah ed. Paradox and Power in Caring Leadership: Critical and Philosophical Reflections. New Horizons in Leadership Studies. Elgar, pp. 16–27.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788975506.00008


In this chapter, I deepen the exploration of care and caring leadership as relationships of power. Connecting with care ethicists’ discussions of the interplay between care and justice, I probe some of the ways in which care can involve and inscribe injustice. This provides some scene-setting for the book as a whole, because many of the chapters engage both explicitly and implicitly with the risk and/or reality of injustice, and how the dynamics of care can bring about advantage and disadvantage for both leaders and followers.

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