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- 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 benefit or persuasion of the public, but for their own self-justification and esteem.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.