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The Resource The politics of moral capital, John Kane, (electronic resource)

The politics of moral capital, John Kane, (electronic resource)

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The politics of moral capital
Title
The politics of moral capital
Statement of responsibility
John Kane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is often said that politics is an amoral realm of power and interest in which moral judgment is irrelevant. In this book, by contrast, John Kane argues that people's positive moral judgments of political actors and institutions provide leaders with an important resource, which he christens 'moral capital'. Negative judgements cause a loss of moral capital which jeopardizes legitimacy and political survival. Studies of several historical and contemporary leaders - Lincoln, de Gaulle, Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi - illustrate the significance of moral capital for political legitimation, mobilizing support, and the creation of strategic opportunities. In the book's final section, Kane applies his arguments to the American presidency from Kennedy to Clinton. He argues that a moral crisis has afflicted the nation at its mythical heart and has been refracted through and enacted within its central institutions, eroding the moral capital of government and people and undermining the nation's morale.--
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1945 April 18-
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Kane, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Contemporary political theory
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Political leadership
  • Political stability
  • Trust
Label
The politics of moral capital, John Kane, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490279
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral capital and politics -- Moral capital and leadership -- Abraham Lincoln: the long-purposed man -- Charles De Gaulle: the man of storms -- Nelson Mandela: the moral phenomenon -- Aung San Suu Kyi: her father's daughter -- Kennedy and American virtue -- Crisis -- Aftermath -- Denouement
Control code
CR9780511490279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511490279
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51209576
Label
The politics of moral capital, John Kane, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490279
Publication
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
Moral capital and politics -- Moral capital and leadership -- Abraham Lincoln: the long-purposed man -- Charles De Gaulle: the man of storms -- Nelson Mandela: the moral phenomenon -- Aung San Suu Kyi: her father's daughter -- Kennedy and American virtue -- Crisis -- Aftermath -- Denouement
Control code
CR9780511490279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511490279
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51209576

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