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Good and bad power : the ideals and betrayals of government, Geoff Mulgan

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Good and bad power : the ideals and betrayals of government
Title
Good and bad power
Title remainder
the ideals and betrayals of government
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Mulgan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Something has gone badly wrong in our relationship with power. Drawing on philosophical argument, historical examples and the author's experience working in government, this book explains why this has happened and what can be done. How can we make states simultaneously stronger and better? How can we make them moral but not indecisive, honest but not ineffective?"--BOOK JACKET
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Mulgan, Geoff
Dewey number
172
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political ethics
  • Political science
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Power (Social sciences)
Label
Good and bad power : the ideals and betrayals of government, Geoff Mulgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. The question of good power -- 2. The origins of the state -- 3. Accelerated evolution -- 4. The servant state -- 5. The state as possession -- 6. The self-serving state -- 7. Moral ends and moral means -- 8. Revolt and revolution -- 9. Hot and cold democracy -- 10. Alienation and cycles -- 11. Habit-forming ethics -- 12. Civic commitment -- 13. Unsettling knowledge as a source of renewal -- 14. Could a government serve the whole world? -- 15. Service to the future -- 16. The state as a work of art
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780713998825
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) a402176
Label
Good and bad power : the ideals and betrayals of government, Geoff Mulgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. The question of good power -- 2. The origins of the state -- 3. Accelerated evolution -- 4. The servant state -- 5. The state as possession -- 6. The self-serving state -- 7. Moral ends and moral means -- 8. Revolt and revolution -- 9. Hot and cold democracy -- 10. Alienation and cycles -- 11. Habit-forming ethics -- 12. Civic commitment -- 13. Unsettling knowledge as a source of renewal -- 14. Could a government serve the whole world? -- 15. Service to the future -- 16. The state as a work of art
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780713998825
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) a402176

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