Machiavelli Against Republicanism

  title={Machiavelli Against Republicanism},
  author={John P. McCormick},
  journal={Political Theory},
  pages={615 - 643}
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 political thought and republicanism generally but underestimate the Florentine's preference for class conflict and ignore his insistence on elite accountability. The author argues that they obscure the extent to which Machiavelli is an anti-elitist critic of the republican tradition, which they fail to… 
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