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Taming the prince : the ambivalence of modern executive power

Author: Harvey C Mansfield, Jr.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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A survey of Western political thought, from Aristotle to the Federalist Papers, from Roman dictators to the American president.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mansfield, Harvey Claflin, 1932-
Taming the prince.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)649591283
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey C Mansfield, Jr.
ISBN: 0801845890 9780801845895
OCLC Number: 26636238
Description: xxviii, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the ambivalence of executive power --
Aristotle : the executive as kingship --
Aristotle : the absent executive in the mixed regime --
Proto-executives --
The theologico-political executive --
Machiavelli and the modern executive --
Hobbbes and the political science of power --
Constitutionalizing the executive --
Moderating the executive --
Republicanizing the executive --
Conclusion : the form and the end.
Responsibility: Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr.

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