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Power and Personality

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ISBN-10: 0393008290

ISBN-13: 9780393008296

Edition: 1976

Authors: Harold D. Lasswell

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Power is an interpersonal situation: those who hold power depend on a continuing stream of empowering responses. Are there "born leaders" and "born followers"? Is there a basic political type, or a certain kind of personality that seeks power? What implications do the motives for getting and using power have for democratic forms of government? In the light of recurrent challenges to democracy, and growing interest in psychological factors in those who govern, Harold D. Lasswell's classic study offers a wide-ranging introduction to these vital concerns.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Harold D. Lasswell (1902-1978) served as Ford Foundation Professor of the Social Sciences at Yale University, Distinguished Professor of Policy Sciences at John Jay College of the City University of New York, and as professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He was a past president of the American Political Science Association and author of many books covering the full range of political and policy research.