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contents List of Tables vii Preface and Acknowledgments ix 1. Are There Ambitious Politicians among Us? 1 2. Political Ambition Theory 14 3. Are There MPs Who Aspire to High Positions? 26 4. Which MPs Aspire to High Positions? 37 5. Are There MPs with Real Career Ambitions? 56 6. Are Ambitious MPs Successful? 83 7. Is Sweden Different? 101 8. Ambition in Representative Democracy 112 Notes 125 Bibliography 135 Index 151 ...


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