Becoming A Candidate

Becoming A Candidate

Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office

Paperback - 2012
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"Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office explores the factors that drive political ambition at the earliest stages. Using data from a comprehensive survey of thousands of eligible candidates, Jennifer L. Lawless systematically investigates what compels certain citizens to pursue elective positions and others to recoil at the notion. Lawless assesses personal factors, such as race, gender, and family dynamics, that affect an eligible candidate's likelihood of considering a run for office. She also focuses on eligible candidates' professional lives and attitudes toward the political system"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book is about political ambition - who has it, how it is fostered, and how it evolves"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780521756600
Characteristics: xxi, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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