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Ambition in America : political power and the collapse of citizenship / Jeffrey A. Becker.

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Author/Creator:
Becker, Jeffrey A., 1968- author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Copyright date:
2014
Publication:
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Copyright notice:
©2014
Format:
  • Book
  • xi, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
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.
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ISBN:
9780813145044
081314504X

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