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The oligarch : rewriting Machiavelli's The prince for our time

Author: James Sherry
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
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"Admirers of Machiavelli's ideas and style will enjoy this slim and provocative book which addresses a topic dear to the Florentine secretary: the role of elites in society and politics. James Sherry adds a new twist by taking account of the work of twentieth century 'Machiavellians' such as Gaetano Mosca, early James Burnham, as well as the networks described by ecologists. The result is a smart and ironic view of  Read more...
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Sherry, James.
Oligarch.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(OCoLC)989990431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Sherry
ISBN: 9783319621692 3319621696
OCLC Number: 1001337960
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Contents: Acknowledgements; Contents; 1: On the Types of Oligarchies; Chapter I: How Many Forms of Governance There Are and How They Operate; Chapter II: Concerning Oligarchies Transmitted by Tradition, Inheritance, or Law; Chapter III: Concerning Mixed Oligarchies; Chapter IV: Why the Religious Oligarchs of Iran, Subjugated by the US, Rebelled Against Reza Shah Pahlavi, Forcing His Abdicat ... ; 2: On the Details of Acquisition and Management of Organizations; Chapter V: Concerning the Way to Govern Firms and States That Are Accustomed to Operate Under Their Own (By- )Laws. Chapter VI: Concerning New Oligarchies Acquired by SkillChapter VII: Concerning New Oligarchies Acquired Either by the Arms of Others or by Good Fortune ; Chapter VIII: Concerning Those Who Have Risen to the Oligarchy by Wickedness ; 3: Regarding the Form of Oligarchies; Chapter IX: Concerning a Civil Oligarchy; Chapter X: Concerning the Ways That the Strength of Oligarchies Ought to Be Measured; Chapter XI: Concerning Ecclesiastical Oligarchies; 4: On Managing Assets within Organizations. Chapter XII: How Many Kinds of Assets, Workers, and Soldiery There Are, and Concerning Consultants and Lobbyists Chapter XIII: Concerning Auxiliaries or Foreign Troops and Assets, and Oneś Own ; Chapter XIV: That Which Concerns the Oligarch on the Subject of the Art of Finance ; 5: Guidance on Oligarchic Comportment; Chapter XV: Concerning Things for Which All People, and Especially Oligarchs, Are Praised or Blamed; Chapter XVI: Concerning Liberality and Parsimony; Chapter XVII: Concerning Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than Feared. Chapter XVIII: Concerning the Way in Which Oligarchs Should Keep FaithChapter XIX: That One Should Avoid Being Despised and Hated; 6: On the Projects of Oligarchs; Chapter XX: Are Building Programs, Walls, Fortresses, and Other Projects to Which Oligarchs Often Resort Advantageous or Burde ... ; 7: Regarding Good Offices; Chapter XXI: How an Oligarch Should Conduct Himself in Order to Gain Renown ; Chapter XXII: Concerning the Administrators of Oligarchy ; Chapter XXIII: How Flatterers Should Be Avoided ; 8: On Risk Management and Marketplace Mentality. Chapter XXIV: Oligarchs Who Have Lost Control of Their Organizations and NetworksChapter XXV: What Probability Can Effect in Human Affairs, and How to Manage It; Chapter XXVI: An Exhortation to Liberate Nations and Their Citizens from Marketplace Mentality; Note on Definitions.
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