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The Resource Ambition in America : political power and the collapse of citizenship, Jeffrey A. Becker, (electronic resource)

Ambition in America : political power and the collapse of citizenship, Jeffrey A. Becker, (electronic resource)

Label
Ambition in America : political power and the collapse of citizenship
Title
Ambition in America
Title remainder
political power and the collapse of citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Becker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most Americans admire the determination and drive of artists, athletes, and CEOs, but they seem to despise similar ambition in their elected officials. The structure of political representation and the separation of powers detailed in the United States Constitution were intended to restrain self-interested ambition. Because not all citizens have a desire to rule, republican democracies must choose leaders from pools of ambitious candidates while trying to prevent those same people from exploiting public power to dominate the less ambitious. Ambition in America: Political Power and the Collapse
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Jeffrey A.
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Ambition
  • Representative government and representation
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Citizenship
  • Political culture
Label
Ambition in America : political power and the collapse of citizenship, Jeffrey A. Becker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the triumph of ambition and the collapse of citizenship? -- Introduction : the paradox of power in America -- The ambition of moral citizens : belonging and the limits of the moral community -- The ambition of interests : American constitutionalism -- The ambition of popular control : Jacksonian democracy and American populism -- The ambition to recover democratic excellence : Tocqueville and Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- To flatter and obey : the triumph of ambition -- Keeping ambition accountable : a place for political parties -- Conclusion : the collapse of modern citizenship
Control code
ocn877868065
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145068
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66fv1b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868065
Label
Ambition in America : political power and the collapse of citizenship, Jeffrey A. Becker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the triumph of ambition and the collapse of citizenship? -- Introduction : the paradox of power in America -- The ambition of moral citizens : belonging and the limits of the moral community -- The ambition of interests : American constitutionalism -- The ambition of popular control : Jacksonian democracy and American populism -- The ambition to recover democratic excellence : Tocqueville and Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- To flatter and obey : the triumph of ambition -- Keeping ambition accountable : a place for political parties -- Conclusion : the collapse of modern citizenship
Control code
ocn877868065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145068
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66fv1b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868065

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