With Michael Sandel, Harvard University.

April, 08 2019   |   Carlos Losada & Joat Henrich

Everyone who has political, government or management responsibilities in the public sphere lives in a complex environment in which they have to make decisions about difficult situations, where axiological conflict and the clash of values is constant. This clash is heightened by a struggle for power between social forces that push their causes and interests.

Public decision-makers need to be experts at identifying the struggle over value and social visions that lie behind the everyday decisions they have to make.

Professor Sandel’s course brings us to revisit the conceptual foundations that enable political reasoning and provides much clearer guidelines in the face of this constant pressure, thus leading to decisions that may yield social results of greater value and better quality.

The course consists of a series of videos that are entertaining, pedagogical and easy to understand, but contain the most valuable key reflections for public decision making.


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Michael Sandel (Minneapolis, 1953) is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Political Sciences at Harvard University and is an author of reference in the field of political philosophy. The course on justice he has taught for two decades is one of the most popular at the University.


See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBdfcR-8hEY


Carlos Losada is a professor in ESADEgov and the Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE; he has been Director General of ESADE (2000-2010). Joat Henrich is an academic assistant in ESADEgov and editor of PUBLIC; he has been president of the Catalan Society for Public Administration (2011-2017).


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