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Newcomers to Power
How to Sit on Someone Else's Throne.
Socialists Conquer France in 1981,
Non-Socialists Conquer Sweden in 1976
By Cecilia Garme
Uppsala University Press
227 pages, illustrated
$55.00 paper original
This Ph.D. thesis explores the limits of political rationality. By investigating two cases of unexpectedly adaptive policymaking by newcomers to power the writer inquires into the need, felt even by modern politicians, to be recognized as "worthy" performers in the role of ruler-even at the cost of abandoning ideological principles.
Skrifter utgivna av Statsvetenskapliga föreningen i Uppsala, No. 148