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Philip Abbott

Philip Abbott is Distinguished University Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His recent books include Exceptional America: Newness and National Identity (1999), Political Thought in America: Conversations and Debates, third edition (2004), The Many Faces of Patriotism (2007) and Accidental Presidents: Death, Assassination, Resignation and Democratic Succession (forthcoming, 2008). He has published articles in Journal of American Studies, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Utopian Studies, Amerikastudien, Soundings and other journals. He has held the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam.


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Accidental Presidents
Death, Assassination, Resignation, and Democratic Succession

Palgrave Macmillan
One of the commonly stated virtues of modern constitutional democracies is their capacity to insure reliable and accepted methods of political succession...
Philip Abbott

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