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Ambition in America: Political Power and the Collapse of Citizenship

Jeffrey A. Becker
Format
Book
Published
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780813145044, 081314504X, 9780813145068 (pdf : alk. paper), 0813145066 (pdf : alk. paper), 9780813145051 (epub : alk. paper)
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.
Description
xi, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
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