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Machiavellian democracy

Author: John P McCormick
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Highlighting previously neglected democratic strains in Machiavelli's major writings, McCormick excavates institutions through which the common people of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance republics constrained the power of wealthy citizens and public magistrates, and he imagines how such institutions might be revived today"--
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McCormick, John P., 1966-
Machiavellian democracy.
Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010022940
(OCoLC)637038850
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P McCormick
ISBN: 9781139011891 1139011898 9780511975325 0511975325 9781139011105 1139011103
OCLC Number: 719369582
Awards: Winner of Spitz Prize, International Conference for the Study of Political Thought 2013
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: liberty, inequality and popular government --
Peoples, patricians, and the prince --
Democratic republics and the oppressive appetite of young nobles --
The benefits and limits of popular participation and judgment --
Elections, lotteries and class-specific institutions --
Political trials and 'the free way of life' --
Republicanism and democracy --
Post-electoral republics and the people's tribunate revived.
Responsibility: John P. McCormick.

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