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The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Robert Faulkner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines political ambition, good and bad, paying particular attention to honorable ambition. The book contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as ... More


Democracy As Failure

Aziz Z. Huq

in Democratic Failure: NOMOS LXIII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479804788
eISBN:
9781479804801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The theory and the practice of democracy alike are entangled with the prospect of failure. This is so in the sense that a failure of some kind is almost always to be found at democracy’s inception. ... More


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