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In defense of politicians : the expectations trap and its threat to democracy

Author: Stephen K Medvic
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Controversies in electoral democracy and representation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)659750887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen K Medvic
ISBN: 1299278604 9781299278608 9780415880459 0415880459
OCLC Number: 842900657
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages).
Contents: Preface. 1 - The Problem. 2 - The Sources of Anti-Politician Sentiment. 3 - The Public Lives of Politicians: Do Politicians Pander? 4 - The Public Lives of Politicians: Election (or Ideology, or Party) Above All Else? 5 - The 2011 Debt Ceiling Debate: A Case Study.6 - The Private Lives of Politicians: Ambition and Hypocrisy. 7 - The Private Lives of Politicians: Dishonesty. 8 - Rebuilding Trust in Politicians.
Series Title: Controversies in electoral democracy and representation.
Responsibility: Stephen K. Medvic.

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"Stephen Medvic asks an important question: Can a democracy thrive (or even survive) if the citizenry is disdainful of elected politicians? He-and I-agree with Ben Franklin, that the health of a Read more...

 
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