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AMBITIOUS POLITICIANS AMBITIOUS POLITICIANS The Implications of Career Ambition in Representative Democracy Patrik Öhberg University Press of Kansas © 2017 by the University Press of Kansas All rights reserved Published by the University Press of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas 66045), which was organized by the Kansas Board of Regents and is operated and funded by Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State University Translation completed by Proper English AB. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Öhberg, Patrik. Title: Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy / Patrik Öhberg. Description: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2017. | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016055778 ISBN 9780700624225 (hardback) ISBN 9780700624232 (paperback) ISBN 9780700624249 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: European Parliament. | Legislators—Europe—Attitudes. | United States. Congress. | Legislators—United States—Attitudes. | Ambition. | Representative government and representation—Europe. | Representative government and representation—United States. | Comparative government. | BISAC: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership. | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties. Classification: LCC JN36 .O43 2017 | DDC 328.3/3—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016055778. British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data is available. Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The paper used in this publication is recycled and contains 30 percent postconsumer waste. It is acid free and meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials Z39.48-1992. ...