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Carl Schmitt's critique of liberalism : against politics as technology
Introduction Part I. Between Critical Theory and Political Existentialism: Schmitt's Confrontation with Technology: 1. Antinomies of 'economic-technical thought': attempting to transcend Weber's
Machiavelli Against Republicanism
Scholars loosely affiliated with the “Cambridge School” (e.g., Pocock, Skinner, Viroli, and Pettit) accentuate rule of law, common good, class equilibrium, and non-domination in Machiavelli's
The State of the Union(s): The Eurozone Crisis, Comparative Regional Integration and the EU Model
After 20 years of its foundation, the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) has failed to meet its declared goals. Far from being a common market and not yet a customs union or even a fully-fledged
The Origins of the World Conservation Strategy
On two counts, the publication of the World Conservation Strategy in 1980 was a fundamental policy change for the international conservation movement. It marked a shift from the traditional focus on
Contain the Wealthy and Patrol the Magistrates: Restoring Elite Accountability to Popular Government
  • John P. McCormick
  • History, Political Science
    American Political Science Review
  • 1 May 2006
Modern republics neglect to establish formal institutions that prevent wealthy citizens from exerting excessive political influence and they abandon extra-electoral techniques traditionally employed
Machiavellian Democracy: Index
Prophetic Statebuilding: Machiavelli and the Passion of the Duke
This essay traces Biblical resonances within Machiavelli9s account of Cesare Borgia, or “Duke Valentino,” in The Prince. It challenges the idea that Machiavelli9s goal is to detheologize politics (in
Machiavellian Democracy: Controlling Elites with Ferocious Populism
This essay demonstrates that Niccolò Machiavelli’s political thought addresses the deficiencies of two opposite poles of contemporary democratic theory: As do formal or minimalist approaches, he
Fear, Technology, and the State
It is striking that one of the most consequential representatives of [the] abstract scientific orientation of the seventeenth century [Thomas Hobbes] became so personalistic. This is because as a