Nation of Devils: Democratic Leadership and the Problem of Obedience

Ringen, Prof. Stein

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2013. Hardcover. Every government must make unpopular demands of its citizens, from levying taxes to enforcing laws and monitoring compliance to regulations. The challenge, the author argues, is that power is not enough; the populace must also be willing to be led. He addresses this political conundrum unabashedly, using the US and Britain as his prime examples. Num Pages: 224 pages, 1 b&w illustration. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1KBB; HPS; JPHV; JPP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 164 x 24. Weight in Grams: 532. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Oxford University political theorist Stein Ringen offers a thought-provoking meditation on the art of democratic rule: how does a government persuade the people to accept its authority? Every government must make unpopular demands of its citizens, from levying taxes to enforcing laws and monitoring compliance to regulations. The challenge, Ringen argues, is that power is not enough; the populace must also be willing to be led. Ringen addresses this political conundrum unabashedly, using the United States and Britain as his prime examples, providing sharp opinions and cogent analyses on how the culture of national obedience is created and nurtured. He explores the paths leaders must choose if they wish to govern by authority rather than power, or, as the philosopher Immanuel Kant put it, to ?maintain order in a nation of devils.?

Book Description: In a sharp and insightful political meditation, Oxford University professor and political scientist Stein Ringen addresses one of the primary concerns of democratic government: how to ensure the obedience of the populace in order to govern by authority rather than power.

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