Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South

Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South

Eric Thomas Weber

10.19.2015

Eric Thomas Weber

Eric Thomas Weber is associate professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi and executive director of the Society of Philosophers in America.

In “Uniting Mississippi,” Eric Thomas Weber, associate professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi and executive director of the Society of Philosophers in America, applies a new, philosophically informed theory of democratic leadership to Mississippi’s challenges. The book draws on insights from classical and contemporary philosophical outlooks on leadership, which highlight four key social virtues: wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice. Weber brings to bear each of the virtues of democratic leadership on particular problems, with some overarching lessons and values to advance.