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The Politics of Moral Capital / Edition 1

The Politics of Moral Capital / Edition 1

by John Kane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521663571

ISBN-13: 9780521663571

Pub. Date: 04/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Kane argues that, despite appearances, politicians and governments care deeply about people's moral judgments, for these provide the moral capital they depend on for survival and effective functioning. Some famous leaders—Lincoln, de Gaulle, Mandela—illustrate the workings of moral capital in politics, and a study of the American presidency from

Overview

John Kane argues that, despite appearances, politicians and governments care deeply about people's moral judgments, for these provide the moral capital they depend on for survival and effective functioning. Some famous leaders—Lincoln, de Gaulle, Mandela—illustrate the workings of moral capital in politics, and a study of the American presidency from Kennedy to Clinton shows how the moral capital of the United States has been eroded, with severe consequences for the nation's morale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663571
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Contemporary Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Moral Capital: 1. Moral capital and politics; 2. Moral capital and leadership; Part II. Moral Capital in Times of Crisis: 3. Abraham Lincoln - the long-purposed man; 4. Charles de Gaulle - the man of storms; Part III. Moral Capital and Dissident Politics: 5. Nelson Mandela - the moral phenomenon; 6. Aung San Suu Kyi - her father's daughter; Part IV. Moral Capital and the American Presidency: 7. Kennedy and American virtue; 8. Crisis; 9. Aftermath; 10. Denouement.

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