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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
December 2000
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-554-5122-5
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.

Political Science
Skrifter utgivna av Statsvetenskapliga föreningen i Uppsala, No. 148