The Resource Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy, Patrik Öhberg

Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy, Patrik Öhberg

Label
Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy
Title
Ambitious politicians
Title remainder
the implications of career ambition in representative democracy
Statement of responsibility
Patrik Öhberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Research shows that we mistrust people who seem too nakedly ambitious for power. Indeed, Madison warned of the dangers from ambitious politicians. And yet, in the United States, with relatively weak parties, personal ambition for power is almost essential as candidates must create their own campaigns. In Europe many think that personal ambition tends to be subordinated to the goals of the party because political parties are much stronger and more disciplined. This is a study of the role of political ambition in Europe, comparing it to the United States. The author finds that personal ambition plays a different role in Europe but one that is changing. In the age of Donald Trump it is timely to ask whether countries are better served by politicians who seek higher office because of personal ambition or by those who subordinate their personal goals to the needs of the party or the country"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
328.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
JN36
LC item number
.O43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy, Patrik Öhberg
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Figures and Tables -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- 1. Are There Ambitious Politicians among Us? -- 2. Political Ambition Theory -- 3. Are There MPs Who Aspire to High Positions -- 4. Which Mps Aspire to High Positions -- 5. Are There MPs with Real Career Ambitions? -- 6. Are Ambitious MPs Successful? -- 7. Is Sweden Different? -- 8. Ambition in Representative Demcracy -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn982488739
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780700624249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1nx2m7v
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3671883x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982488739
  • jstor0700624244

Library Locations

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