Kenneth Winston

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Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Phone: 617-496-4196
Fax: 617-495-4948
Email: kenneth_winston@Harvard.Edu
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Lia Tjahjana (617-495-1994)
Kenneth Winston

Profile

Kenneth Winston is a visiting scholar at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.  He taught practical and professional ethics at HKS from 1986 to 2015 and served as faculty chair of the HKS Singapore Program from 2008 to 2015.  Winston has written extensively on case teaching, professional ethics, and legal theory.  His most recent book is Ethics in Public Life: Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia (2015).  He co-edited Prospects for the Professions in China (2011) and edited The Principles of Social Order: Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller (rev. ed. 2001).  Winston has been a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, a senior research fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a John Dewey senior fellow.  He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Mary Jo Bane, and enjoys hiking, birding, and cooking.

 

 

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Educating for Moral Competence (for Philip Selznick)." Issues in Legal Scholarship 10.1 (2012): 18-32.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "The Internal Morality of Chinese Legalism." Chinese translation in Journal of Legal and Economic Studies 12 (2010): 218-268.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "The Internal Morality of Chinese Legalism." Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (December 2005): 313-347.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "On the Ethics of Exporting Ethics: The Right to Silence in Japan and the U.S." Criminal Justice Ethics 22.1 (Winter-Spring 2003): 3-20.
  • Book Chapters
    • Winston, Kenneth, and William P. Alford. "Introduction." Prospects for the Professions in China. Ed. William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston, and William Kirby. Routledge, 2011.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Advisors to Rulers: Serving the State and the Way." Prospects for the Professions in China. Ed. William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston, and William Kirby. Routledge, 2011.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Chinese Legalism." Encyclopedia of Political Theory. Ed. Mark Bevir. Sage, 2010.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Lon L. Fuller." Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives. Ed. David S. Clark. Sage, 2007.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Moral Competence in the Practice of Democratic Governance." For the People: Can the Public Service be Fixed? Ed. John D. Donahue, and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Brookings Institution, 2003.
    • Winston, Kenneth. “Lessons from the Right to Silence.” Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick. Ed. Robert Kagan, Martin Krygier, and Kenneth Winston. Rowman, 2002.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Introduction to the Revised Edition." The Principles of Social Order: Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller. Ed. Kenneth Winston. Hart, 2001.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Ronald Dworkin." Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker. Routledge, 2001.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Lon L. Fuller." Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker. Routledge, 2001.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "H. L. A. Hart." Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker. Routledge, 2001.
  • Books
    • Winston, Kenneth. Ethics in Public Life, Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Edited Volumes
    • Alford, William P., Kenneth Winston, and William Kirby, eds. Prospects for the Professions in China. Routlege, 2011.
    • Robert A. Kagan, Martin Krygier, and Kenneth I. Winston, eds. Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
    • Winston, Kenneth, ed. The Principles of Social Order: Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller. Hart, 2001 (revised edition).
  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Winston, Kenneth, and Mary Jo Bane. "Reflections on the Jesuit Mission to China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-004, February 2010.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "What Makes Ethics Practical." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP08-013, March 2008.
  • Research Papers/Reports
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Moral Competence in Public Life." Australia and New Zealand School of Government Occasional Papers, March 2009.

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