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Legitimating Identities: The Self-Presentations of Rulers and Subjects
     

Legitimating Identities: The Self-Presentations of Rulers and Subjects

by Rodney Barker
 

ISBN-10: 052100425X

ISBN-13: 9780521004251

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

From military despots to democratic presidents, rulers spend much time convincing themselves of their right to be in charge. This important and original new survey draws on a growing body of research in political science, history, and sociology to reveal how governments devote time, resources, and energy to cultivating their own sense of who they are, not for the

Overview

From military despots to democratic presidents, rulers spend much time convincing themselves of their right to be in charge. This important and original new survey draws on a growing body of research in political science, history, and sociology to reveal how governments devote time, resources, and energy to cultivating their own sense of who they are, not for the benefit or persuasion of the public, but for their own self-justification and esteem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521004251
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Legitimacy and legitimation; 2. Legitimating identities; 3. King John's Christmas cards: self-legitimation; 4. Cousins at home and abroad; 5. Rebels and vigilantes; 6. Citizens; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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