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

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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
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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"--
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Öhberg, Patrik
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • European Parliament
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • Ambition
  • Representative government and representation
  • Representative government and representation
  • Comparative government
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Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy, Patrik Öhberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-150) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- Preface and acknowledgments -- Are there ambitious politicians among us? -- Political ambition theory -- Are there MPs who aspire to high positions? -- Which MPs aspire to high positions? -- Are there MPs with real career ambitions? -- Are ambitious MPs successful? -- Is Sweden different? -- Ambition in representative democracy -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn963794885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 157 pages
Isbn
9780700624232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)963794885
Label
Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy, Patrik Öhberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- Preface and acknowledgments -- Are there ambitious politicians among us? -- Political ambition theory -- Are there MPs who aspire to high positions? -- Which MPs aspire to high positions? -- Are there MPs with real career ambitions? -- Are ambitious MPs successful? -- Is Sweden different? -- Ambition in representative democracy -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn963794885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 157 pages
Isbn
9780700624232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)963794885

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